Marcus Rashford praises Lukaku's selflessness during Champions League win over PSG

Marcus Rashford praises Lukaku's selflessness during Champions League win over PSG

- Marcus Rashford has appreciated former teammate Romelu Lukaku for handing him a penalty against PSG

- Man United and PSG have been seeded in the same group in this season's Champions League

- The Red Devils qualified into the quarter-finals of the competition in the 2018-19 season at the expense of the French club

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Marcus Rashford recalls when he stepped up to convert the decisive penalty that gave Man United an aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain in the 2018-19 Champions League.

The Englishman did not forget to credit his former teammate Romelu Lukaku for handing him the penalty to score the goal that qualified United the quarter final stage.

The Red Devils were trailing with a 2-0 first leg defeat to PSG at Old Trafford and knew they had to produce something special to turn things around at Parc des Princes.

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Marcus Rashford praises Lukaku selflessness during Champions League win over PSG

Marcus Rashford praises Lukaku selflessness during Champions League win over PSG. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Lukaku score an early goal in the fourth minute as PSG responded but the Belgian added another courtesy of a defensive blunder from Gianluigi Buffon.

Man United earned a penalty in the 90th minute and Rashford revealed that Lukaku gave him the ball to earn the headlines all over the world.

Rashford scored as United qualified on an away-goal rule and it became one of the dramatic comebacks in the history of the competition.

The 23-year-old has not forgotten the selfless gesture from Lukaku who now plies his trade with Inter Milan after being told he was surplus to requirement by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rashford said on Twitter:

"Rom steps up picks up the ball and hands it to me.
"He knew this was my moment.
"He knew it would be me that got all news coverage for scoring that penalty and he was ok with that, ignoring the fact that he was the most instrumental part of that win.
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"That tells you all you need to know about Romelu Lukaku.
"Selfless, a team player...
"Never afraid to dim his light for others to shine.
"That’s my brother and I appreciate him."

United have been drawn with the same opponents in this season Champions League and a lot of fireworks is expected in the Group H home and fixtures against the last season's finalists.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Man United have reportedly held discussions with the representatives of Edinson Cavani over a sensational move to Old Trafford this summer.

Cavani is currently a free agent after he left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season following the expiry of his deal with the French giants.

United are understood to be desperate for a back up striker and have now identified the veteran striker as an option.

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