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Solskjaer Hails Rashford After Historic Win Over PSG

Following Manchester United's emphatic 3-1 win away at Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on match-winner Marcus Rashford.

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With United leading 2-1, a late penalty-kick was awarded to the Red Devils via VAR after Diogo Dalot's effort from range struck Presnel Kimpembe on the arm inside the area.

Although Romelu Lukaku was on a hat-trick, his strike partner on the night Marcus Rashford stepped up to dump the French giants out of the round of 16 with a calmly struck shot beyond Gianluigi Buffon.

Asked whether or not he was confident that Rashford would score when the spot-kick was awarded, Solskjaer admitted to being worried, but praised the forward for showing incredible guts.

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"Of course, there's always doubts (that Rashford could miss)," the Norwegian said, according to the Independent.

"I was in the Champions League with Molde, we had a penalty in the last minute against Basel and we went out, so I know what can happen.

"Normally Paul Pogba takes the penalties, but Rashford, he is 21, there was a lot of pressure on the boy, but you could see no nerves. He's fearless.

"The belief in the boys was fantastic. We set out with a plan to get the first goal and we didn't expect it after two minutes, but it made it more open for us."

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This is the first time United have reached the last eight of the tournament since the 2013/14 season.

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