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Solskjaer reveals Manchester United team talk that inspired history

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed what he spoke to his team before Manchester United’s Champions League clash with PSG.

French champions PSG won 2-0 at Old Trafford but Romelu Lukaku’s first-half brace and Marcus Rashford’s injury-time penalty sent the Premier League side through on away goals.

Speaking immediately after the match, Solskjaer said: “It’s the Champions League. That’s what it does. Real Madrid and Ajax – that was our team talk. It was probably theirs [PSG] as well. Last year you had Real Madrid and Juventus that was close, the year before you had Paris against Barca. ‘This is what we do at this club.”

United were without a number of key players in Paris but could take an early lead and beat PSG in style.

Lukaku, who has now scored braces in his last three appearances, said: “Me and Marcus knew we could do the business today after playing together against Fulham. It was a pleasure to play with him today like that.

“We agreed to step up the press together and I told him every time he shoots I would follow the ball in. We just keep going – everything starts on the training ground and the competitiveness starts there. It’s natural to us, we keep going until the referee blows the whistle.”

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