BONNE NUIT

With just seconds remaining, Marcus Rashford produced heroics at the Parc des Princes to seal a famous win for Manchester United.

It’s like we’d been here before and were experiencing it all over again. Don’t the French have a phrase for that?

Not only did Rashford’s late winner earn United an impressive three points in the opening group game of this season’s Champions League, but it helped to spare the blushes of his strike partner, Anthony Martial.

The French forward had, himself, got on the scoresheet earlier in the game, heading disastrously into his own net to cancel out Bruno Fernandes’ opener; a retaken penalty that Keylor Navas had kept out in the first instance.

While Rashford will make the headlines this evening, there was plenty for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be pleased with at full time.

David de Gea was back to his commanding best in goal. Alex Telles put in an impressive hour on debut. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Axel Tuanzebe, the latter making his first appearance in ten months, were imperious at the back. Scott McTominay was a rock in front of the defence.

As United’s players excelled, PSG’s superstars waned. Kylian Mbappe showed flashes before fading fast while Neymar lost his ability to influence as quickly as he lost his cool.

United now return to England for domestic action against Chelsea at the weekend, and will be desperate to continue the standards set in the French capital.

Until then, thanks for reading and goodnight.



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