Romelu Lukaku’s poacher’s instinct was on point against PSG last night, as he capitalised on every PSG mistake to help Manchester United script one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history.
Manchester United were up against it in Paris, as they had to overcome a 2-0 deficit and become the first team in Champions League history to do something of this sort.
Lukaku pounced onto a back pass error in the second minute of the game, giving Unite fans some hope of doing the impossible.
When PSG equalised through Bernat, normalcy seemed to have returned to the game, but it was at that exact point that Rashford dished out the Ronaldo-esque technique for a long range shot to force a mistake from Buffon.
Live for nights like this ✨ pic.twitter.com/A9SJ14O5wG
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) March 7, 2019
9.3% of Marcus Rashford’s 43 goals for Manchester United have been winners in the 90th minute or beyond:
⌚ 90’+2 vs. Hull
⌚ 107′ vs. Anderlecht
⌚ 90’+2 vs. Bournemouth
⌚ 90’+4 vs. PSG
Rashford time. ❄️ pic.twitter.com/9GdFnWreC5
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 7, 2019
Lukaku was at the right place at the right time and banked the ball home to send United fans into frenzy.
In the dying minutes of the game, with United needing one goal to win it and progress to the quarter-finals, the referee decided to consult VAR for a long range Dalot effort that had hit Kimpembe’s outstretched arm.
Rashford stepped up and blasted the ball into the net, rounding off one of the most romantic nights in the history of Manchester United.
While all players rushed to the corner flag to celebrate with the travelling fans, Lukaku made sure that he gave Di Maria a taste of his own medicine, by celebrating right in front of him, before running towards his teammates.
Manchester United fans have absolutely lauded Lukaku for the celebration, as none of the United fans appreciate how Di Maria left the club after just one season at Old Trafford.
During the 1st leg at Old Trafford, Di Maria shouted ‘f**k off* at the United fans, something that infuriated the fanbase even further.
Check out the video:
Love how Lukaku celebrated infront of Di Maria lol pic.twitter.com/2yDdmiEMbq
— Aiden (@AidenButler7) March 6, 2019
See I really can’t get enough of Lukaku Celebrating in front of Di Maria after Rashford’s goal that was like grade A petty. A true King 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— 6ruks (@brouqah) March 7, 2019
— ainaM enaB (@ainaMenaB) March 6, 2019
— Tanmay Khanna (@Tammu98) March 7, 2019
United fans took to twitter last night to show their appreciation for the team but also to troll Di Maria. With beer bottles thrown at him during the first leg in, Di Maria was pictured drinking beer from that bottle, a picture that was used against the United fans after the 1st leg.
Thus, the fans were ecstatic that Lukaku restored their pride and gave it back to Di Maria.