SOLSKJAER: WE ALWAYS BELIEVE

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted “we fancy ourselves” in the UEFA Champions League after Manchester United knocked out Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes on Wednesday night.

The Norwegian spoke to BT Sport after an epic match and described Marcus Rashford as 

“fearless”

, after the 21-year-old lashed home a decisive penalty under incredible pressure in injury time.

Read on to hear what our caretaker manager had to say…

WE WANTED AN OPEN GAME

“We always believe, that’s the thing. We set out the plan. It wasn’t about having the ball and outplaying them. If give this team too much space and time, with Mbappe, we saw a few times in the first half when we missed our defensive shape and they were through us straight away.

“The plan was to get the first goal and be in the game with five or 10 minutes to go and we were. The belief in the boys was just what we hoped for. Of course, there was a great start. We set out a plan to get the first goal. We didn’t expect it after two minutes, but that made it more open for us. We wanted many goals in the game.”

NERVELESS RASHFORD

“There’s always doubts. I was in the Champions League with Molde and we got a penalty in the last minute against Basel and my player missed that penalty and we went out. So this time, of course, normally Paul [Pogba] takes the penalties. Rashford is 21 and there was pressure on the boy but there were no nerves whatsoever. Fearless. Him and Rom [Lukaku] were fantastic tonight.”

*Source: manutd.com

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