Paris Saint- Germain who lost to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League final two months ago were
hoping to get revenge against United for that defeat in the last 16 in 2019, in their first game of the new campaign, but that never came to reality as Marcus Rashford, like he did in 2019, produced yet another late strike to sink Paris Saint-Germain as Manchester United beat last season’s runners-up 2-1 at the Parc des Princes in their Champions League group-stage opener on Tuesday.
United had taken a first-half lead behind closed doors in Paris courtesy of a retaken Bruno Fernandes penalty after United’s captain for the night had initially missed.
Paris equalised in the 55th minute as Neymar’s corner from the left was headed into his own net by Martial.
It looked as though PSG would escape with a draw despite a poor performance, but that would not be as Rashford who had the best chances, twice being denied by Navas before eventually found the back of the net.
It is another fine result for Solskjaer, whose side seems to be on a bounce back streak after a 4-1 over Newcastle over the weekend, following an embarrassing 6-1 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur just before the recent international break.
The result sets United up nicely for next week’s home clash with RB Leipzig, who also won on Tuesday, beating Istanbul Basaksehir 2-0 in Germany.