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.”