Manchester United reigned triumphantly in Paris as they engineered a 3-1 comeback to win the Champions League tie against PSG 3-3 on aggregate, the away goals favoring them.
Romelu Lukaku’s brace was the crucial impact of the game, with Juan Bernat’s early goal keeping the home side in contention for much of the game. However, in dramatic and typical Manchester United fashion, a VAR-awarded penalty secured by Marcus Rashford sent them into the quarter-finals of the elite competition.
The fans were ecstatic, the bench couldn’t hug Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tighter and the entire Manchester United roster echoed the cries of victory as the Red Devils made their presence known.
The reaction of Eric Cantona, who was in attendance in France, was incredible, as the Manchester United legend expressed his love for the club and his utter elation at how the encounter turned about.
Nemanja Matic, Anthony Martial, and Jesse Lingard, unable to travel to France due to their injuries, celebrated their team’s joy from their home, in epic fashion.
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Louis Saha was another blast from the past that populated the stands and made his approval for the traveling side’s swagger known.
Gary Neville, speaking to Solskjaer after the game, had already crowned the Norwegian as the full-time gaffer and inquired as to how much the former striker would like his salary to be and where his statue ought to go.
Alexis Sanchez was another injured talent that couldn’t make the trip, but he and his dogs celebrated Rashford’s winner from home in every way they could.
Alexis and his friends enjoyed Rash’s winner – of course Atom and Humber did too! pic.twitter.com/7dr4e6wa28
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Romelu Lukaku had simple words after the game, properly encapsulating what every United supporter must be feeling right now: “I know Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going to stay. There’s no doubt about that, he wants to stay, the players want him to stay. We’re doing really well. We’re playing like Manchester United should play.”
Patrice Evra made his way to the dressing room itself to congratulate the Red Devils.
All in all, it was a night of utter, uncontrollable celebration and Manchester United felt like the team that conquered Europe in the past decades. If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his way, they may just do that yet again.