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Manchester United once again had Marcus Rashford to thank for a Champions League win away to Paris Saint-Germain.

Marcus Rashford was Manchester United‘s hero at the Parc des Princes once more as his late strike secured a 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League Group H on Tuesday. 

England international Rashford drilled home a stoppage-time penalty as United claimed a 3-1 win at PSG in the second leg of the last 16 in 2018-19, ensuring they progressed to the quarter-finals on away goals. 

Just as they did on that occasion, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men scored first. Bruno Fernandes tucked home a re-taken penalty after Keylor Navas stepped off his line to save the midfielder’s first attempt. 

Anthony Martial’s own goal restored parity but Rashford returned to haunt PSG when he fired a fine finish into the bottom-left corner from the edge of the box with three minutes remaining. 

David de Gea sprung to his right to keep Angel Di Maria at bay in the 12th minute and, from the resulting corner, only an instinctive block from the United goalkeeper stopped a stretching Layvin Kurzawa volleying home Kylian Mbappe’s whipped cross.  

United soon settled and Abdou Diallo’s needless lunge on Martial gave Fernandes the chance to equalise from the spot, which he did at the second attempt.  

Thomas Tuchel sent Moise Kean on and PSG were effectively playing in a 4-2-4 but, after De Gea denied Mbappe brilliantly and Kurzawa hit the bar with a cross, it was Martial’s own goal that levelled matters.  

Navas tipped a low drive from Rashford wide in the 69th minute and he kept out the United attacker again with 10 minutes remaining. 

However, Rashford succeeded at the third attempt as his powerful low drive went in off the base of the post and United secured a deserved victory.


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