Manchester United beat Neymar’s PSG with Fred and Alex Telles debut
Marcus Rashford was the star for Manchester United as they defeated PSG 2-1 against all odds at the Parc des Princes in Champions League Group H on Tuesday night.
Brazilian duo Alex Telles and Fred were on the lineup for the Red Devils. Neymar was also on the lineup for PSG but was unable to inspire his side to a victory.
Just as they did on that occasion, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men scored first. Bruno Fernandes fired home a re-taken penalty after Keylor Navas came off his line to save the midfielder’s first attempt.
Anthony Martial’s own goal leveled the scoring but Rashford returned to haunt PSG when he fired a fine finish into the bottom-left corner from the edge of the box with three minutes remaining.
David de Gea sprung to his right to keep Angel Di Maria at bay in the 12th minute and also made a super save to deny Layvin Kurzawa volleying home from Kylian Mbappe’s cross.
United soon settled and Abdou Diallo’s needless lunge on Martial gave Fernandes the chance to equalize from the spot, which he did at the second attempt.
Thomas Tuchel sent Moise Kean on and PSG were effectively playing in a 4-2-4 but, after De Gea denied Mbappe brilliantly and Kurzawa hit the bar with a cross, it was Martial’s own goal that levelled matters.
Navas tipped a low drive from Rashford wide in the 69th minute and he kept out the United attacker again with 10 minutes remaining.
However, Rashford succeeded at the third attempt as his powerful low drive went in off the base of the post and United secured a deserved victory.
With Rashford’s winner, they became the first team to beat PSG at home more than once in the Champions League. They also handed last season’s runners-up their first defeat in 25 group games in the competition at the Parc des Princes.