Manchester United pulled off the impossible. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men bested Paris Saint-Germain in their own back yard, and it was absolutely glorious to watch.
The game itself was an exciting one. United’s plan was clear. They were going to let PSG enjoy possession and look to hit them on the counter-attack.
Romelu Lukaku got the Red Devils on their way with two crucial goals, before Marcus Rashford wrapped things up from the penalty spot.
It’s weird because it feels like Solskjaer is already the permanent gaffer – although there is no official title on it yet. After the game, Lukaku was asked about the possibility of the Baby Faced Assassin staying on for good; and it’s clear to see that he wants him to remain a Red Devil…
“I know he’s going to stay, there’s no doubt about that,” Lukaku told Viasport Football. “He wants to stay, the players want him to stay. We’re doing really well, we’re playing like Manchester United should play.
“He’s a young coach, he has young players as well so it’s the perfect environment to develop and hopefully win trophies in the future.”
Right now, it seems pretty obvious what’s going to happen. Honestly, anything other than Solskjaer staying is just a travesty. He’s already achieved something spectacular in what was no doubt his greatest night in managerial history.
The players just want to work hard for him, they’re giving that extra 10% and it’s because United are being allowed to enjoy themselves and perform with freedom.
Long may it continue. When the summer rolls around, I hope to see a photo of Solskjaer sitting alongside Edward Woodward after agreeing to a three-year contract. It’s the least he deserves.