March 6, 2019, was a magical day for Manchester United fans across the globe as their side achieved the unthinkable. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s then temporary reign at the club was appearing shaky as his initial run of great games were crumbling down quickly.
However, the night turned it all around as the Parc De Prince witnessed the first time in Champions League history that a side overturned a 2-0 deficit in the second leg.
Two goals from Romelu Lukaku had set the mood for the night, with Kylian Mbappe delaying the inevitable with his strike. However, in traditional United fashion, Marcus Rashford waited until added time to bury a VAR-gifted penalty to set the Red Devils forward on the away goal aggregate rule.
The night was a great one for supporters of the club who particularly trolled Angel Di Maria’s antics during the first leg at Old Trafford.
Angel Di Maria will NEVER drink a beer in his life after tonight. pic.twitter.com/heApF3FEQw
— BlameFootball (@blamefootball) March 6, 2019
One of the highlights from that incredible comeback in Paris was the change in emotions from Di Maria in the first leg to the second leg. A thing of beauty. pic.twitter.com/cqBSuPyzxx
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 6, 2020
Further, the reactions from injured Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, as well as the suspended Paul Pogba, were simply priceless too.
No one expected the English side to come out on top that night, just like few would have dreamed that the high would be short-lived.
A year since, a lot has changed at the club. Many viewed that game to be the definitive one in Solskjaer bagging the permanent gig at Old Trafford. However, thereon the club plunged into a steady period of disappointment on all counts, plying woe after woe.
However, since then, the club’s current run of games has, at last, regained that promise and perhaps this will be the next high wave for the supporters to ride.