Three talking points as Marcus Rashford once again rescues Manchester United against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League
Paris Saint-Germain was once again defeated by Manchester United on home soil by a late Marcus Rashford winner. The Paris based side were favorites heading into the game, however, the side led by Thomas Tuchel lacked cohesion during the entire fixture. Meanwhile, the Red Devils, who were underdogs, put on a dominant display and were awarded for their efforts in the dying minutes of the game after Rashford sealed the winner. The defeat at home was PSG’s first in the group stage since 2004, however, the game was won fair and square by United who had more chances at goal when compared to the hosts.
Manchester United opted for a 5-3-2 formation with Alex Telles making his official debut for the Red Devils and Alex Tuanzebe filling in the void of Harry Maguire. The home team, PSG, opted to play a conventional 4-3-3 with a front line of Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar. Here are the talking points from the game.
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DAVID DE GEA REDEEMS HIS FORM ON THE BIG NIGHT
David de Gea has been heavily criticised since the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Spain. The Spanish goalkeeper has shown serious signs of regression since then and his decline has been nothing short of awful. Many had even written off the goalkeeper and believed that Dean Henderson deserves more opportunities ahead of De Gea who has made a string of poor mistakes and questionable decisions over the last few seasons.
However, when it mattered most, David de Gea stepped up to silence his critics. The former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper finished the game with five saves that included a world-class attempt to block Angel Di Maria‘s curler from the right flank. De Gea stood strong in between the sticks and his heroics last night played an important role in the club’s victory.