Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford tweets story about Romelu Lukaku after Champions League draw


Manchester United will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League once again this season.

The two sides, who have been drawn in Group H together alongside RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir, previously met in the 2018-19 Round of 16.

United were flying at the time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but came unstuck at home to the Parisians, who recorded a 2-0 victory in the first leg at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils weren’t given a chance away at the Parc des Princes but Romelu Lukaku’s second-minute goal gave them some hope.

That hope then faded when Juan Bernat scored 10 minutes later, only for Lukaku to net his second goal of the evening on the half-hour mark.


No further goals were scored until the fourth minute of stoppage time when Man Utd were awarded a controversial penalty.

Up stepped Marcus Rashford and, well, the rest is history.

It remains arguably the best night of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.

After United drew PSG during Thursday’s group stage draw, Rashford - the hero of that unforgettable night in March 2019 - tweeted a story about his former teammate Lukaku.

“Let me tell you a little story about @RomeluLukaku9,” Rashford began.

“We are playing PSG in the second leg of the Champions League, with little little hope of qualifying. 2-0 down on agg. 2 mins in, Rom scores. 30 mins in, Rom scores. We need one more goal to qualify. 94th min - penalty...


“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.


“That tells you all you need to know about @RomeluLukaku9. Selfless, a team player... Never afraid to dim his light for others to shine. That’s my brother and I appreciate him.”


A class message from a class person.

Rashford has paid tribute to Lukaku, another hero from that night in Paris, after receiving so much attention following Thursday’s draw.


Lukaku replied to Rashford with his own tweet shortly afterwards.

“My brother for life!” the Inter Milan striker wrote. “What a great moment brother one of the best nights in my career! Like we said before the game we were going to qualify the team! My partner 💯🙏🏿.“


Lovely stuff.

Neither player will ever forget that famous victory - and neither will Man Utd’s fans.

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