United's history boys topple PSG
Manchester United completed one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the club on Wednesday night, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men won 3-1 against Paris Saint-Germain to progress to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League on away goals.
“I was just thinking: keep a cool head, you know? They are the type of things you practice every day. I wanted to take it, and probably other people on the pitch [did] as well, but it doesn't matter because we've progressed to the next round!
“That's probably the hardest thing – the wait before [the penalty], but it's all part of the game. Those moments, that's what we live for. You want to get through those moments and be smiling after.”
“It was good. We were confident the day before the game. Me and Marcus, in the last game against Southampton, as a pair up front, we knew that we could do the business today too. Today we played together, it was a pleasure to play like that, and we both scored, so we're happy!
“Me and him agreed that when he steps out on the press I had to follow him, and he did well on pressing. It was just a one v one [the first] and the second one, I told him every time he shoots I'll follow the ball as well, and that happened too.
“Everything seemed to be against us, but like Rom said, we're used to surviving in these moments, and today just proved that one more time. We go forward with this game now, but we can still improve of course. We keep pushing and bettering ourselves.”
United finished with five Academy graduates on the pitch, two of whom – Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood – were making their Champions League debuts. Greenwood – also making his first-team debut – became the youngest player ever to represent United in the European Cup/Champions League.
“It's a beautiful thing, you know?”remarked Rashford.
“We've ten players injured, but for them [the youngsters] it's an opportunity to come forward. They've been training every day, and it's what they deserve.”