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Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves have hailed Axel Tuanzebe’s performance in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain. The United centre-back was named in the starting line-up in the absence of captain Harry Maguire. Despite lining up against the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, Tuanzebe was impressive in a back three.
“We won against one of the best teams in the world – a fantastic one,” United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after the game. “Victor [Lindelof] and Axel played tremendously. It’s a better performance this time than last even though last time we won 3-1.
“The performance showed we had developed. Scott [McTominay] and Fred were outstanding. Scotty played the first half with only one eye – that was the most impressive thing because he lost his contact lens.”
On Marcus Rashford’s winning goal, Solskjaer said: “He’s got quality and took his goal very well, a great turn and a good finish in the corner.”