Rashford showed excellent composure from the penalty spot to seal a famous win on away goals in Paris for the Red Devils
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on ‘fearless’ Marcus Rashford following Manchester United’s dramatic Champions League triumph over Paris Saint-Germain.
United went into the game with a mountain to climb having lost the first leg at Old Trafford 2-0 but they got off to the perfect start when Romelu Lukaku gave them the lead inside two minutes.
Juan Bernat made it 1-1 and restored PSG’s two-goal advantage but Lukaku scored another one after latching onto Buffon spilling a long-range effort from Rashford just before the break.
The tie appeared to be drifting away from the Red Devils but they were awarded a penalty in stoppage-time after Presnel Kimpembe was adjudged to have handled Diogo Dalot’s shot from distance.
And following a extremely tense VAR review, the referee pointed to the spot, giving United the chance to make it through to the quarter-finals.
Up stepped Rashford, who smashed the spot-kick home to seal a famous victory for United.
This victory will only help interim boss Solskjaer secure the manager’s job on a full-time basis and the Norwegian was understandably delighted after the game.
Solskjaer said: “Fantastic. The belief in the boys was just what we hoped for.
“It was a great start. We started with a plan to get the first goal, but we didn’t expect it to come so soon.
“I was in the Champions League with Molde and we got a penalty in the last minute and my player missed that and we went out.
“Rashford, he’s 21, there were no nerves whatsoever, fearless.”