Manchester United reminded the world just why they are the comeback kings with their scintillating display in Paris. Handicapped by injuries and Paul Pogba’s suspension, the Red Devils were the obvious underdogs for the game, with not much hope being placed on their chances of qualifying.
However, in that regard, they managed to deftly silence the home crowd as they marched on, with Romelu Lukaku opening the scoring in the second minute itself, and then responding to PSG’s equalizer by scoring again at the half-hour mark.
In the end, late drama ensued, as a VAR-gifted penalty was slotted home quite confidently by Marcus Rashford, sending United through to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Paul Pogba’s suspension was one of the woes that United did a great job at overcoming. The Frenchman had been at the heart of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s success at the club, and the likes of Fred and McTominay did a decent job at aiding the missing creativity and intent to United’s midfield.
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However, that wasn’t the end of Pogba’s impact. Alongside his compatriot and former Red Devil Patrice Evra, the former Juventus star was quite vocal in his celebrations when United eventually won the game.
— Patrice Evra (@Evra) March 6, 2019
Their powerful display properly encompasses all that United stands for, and in their shouts of joy, most supporters may have been able to see themselves and their pleasure as well.
Now, the club is poised quite comfortably, with a top-four finish looking likely and the FA Cup hope standing strong. In fact, given the nature of this game, it may not be all too crazy to consider the Mancunian giants as possible outside contenders for Europe’s biggest prize this season.
Can the charm of 1999 be repeated by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, this time from the touchline? Time will tell.