If there were any doubts about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming permanent United manager there shouldn’t be anymore. The Red Devils pulled off the impossible and made history when they beat PSG to make the Champions League quarter-finals.
United never lost belief in the fact that they could win even though the entire world never had much faith in them. This appears to be the United of old and the game vs PSG signified that never say die mentality.
United vs PSG
United knew coming into this game it was going to be a tough one, especially after they lost the first leg. To make matters worse United were hit with a number of injuries leading up to the big game. Majority of their regular starters such as Pogba, Martial, Lingard, Herrera and Matic all missed the game through injury. Solskjaer took a team filled with youngsters to Paris which resembled a classic move from Sir Alex Ferguson. No team in Champions League history has ever overturned a 2-0 home deficit but that all changed on Wednesday night.
An early goal by Lukaku put United ahead but that was quickly cancelled out after Bernat put the home team back on level terms. Lukaku scored a second late into the second half which gave the fans and team a lot of belief. Then came the last-minute controversy which was decided by VAR. Kimpembe was deemed to have handled the ball much to the dismay of the home fans and manager. Up stepped Rashford who smashed a last-minute penalty in the top left corner which had 2000 traveling United fans singing “United are back.” The day before the game Solskjaer said there was no such thing as a lost cause and he certainly wasn’t wrong.
Lukaku Shows Worth
Romelu Lukaku hasn’t had the easiest time at Old Trafford. He was written off as a flop and many wanted him to be sold. The big Belgian has proven all the haters wrong in recent weeks. After scoring a double against PSG on Wednesday he has scored a double in each of his last three games. Lukaku pressured the PSG defence the entire night which led them to make many mistakes which proved costly. Lukaku has been proving why he should retain his starting position, so far, his season he has found himself on the bench and replaced by Rashford up top.
Should Ole Be Given The Job?
Solskjaer has proven beyond anyone’s wildest dreams tat he should be given the permanent job. Since he has arrived at United they have made a significant change and without a doubt its all because of the ex-United star. United look odds on favourites to make Top Four, possibly win the FA Cup and could anyone dare to dream of them winning the Champions League. Solskjaer certainly has proven that we can have faith in the team again and that anything is possible.
The Red Devils are back in the big time and are slowly restoring their name. They are ensuring that United are a team to be feared again getting some huge victories of late. Old Trafford is a happy hunting ground again that all fans can be extremely proud of.