PSG 1-2 Manchester United: Marcus Rashford's winner shown in slow motion


Where Marcus Rashford's critics have told him to 'stick to football' in recent weeks, he once again proved himself PSG's nemesis as Manchester United triumphed with a 2-1 at the Parc des Princes. 

His 87th-minute winner in the Champions League didn't quite match the drama of his late penalty from 18 months ago, but still ensured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men got off to a flying start in the toughest game they'll face in Group H. 

Anthony Martial's own goal had cancelled out Bruno Fernandes' penalty before Rashford capitalised on some impressive build-up play.

The England international started the move himself, cutting back past a stationary Neymar to Fernandes near the edge of the box. 

Fred and Paul Pogba then played their part, the Frenchman playing it into Rashford's feet - and the finish from 20 yards spoke for itself. 

The 22-year-old had wasted a couple of good chances earlier on, but the way his strike pinged in off the far post was a thing of beauty. It's even better in slow-motion: 

So Rashford may be told to 'stick to football', but he has shown once again that his admirable social conscience does nothing to detract from his outstanding ability on the pitch.

Rashford continues his campaign off the pitch

After his aesthetically pleasing goal, almost immediately Rashford turned his attentions back to his campaign against food poverty, which took a blow on Wednesday night. 

A Labour motion extend the free school meals vouchers into the Christmas holidays was rejected in the House of Commons by 322 to 261. 

Rashford immediately took to Twitter to vent his frustration at the decision, which leaves one million children at risk of going hungry. 

Praise for Rashford from Rio 

It's fantastic to see the forward providing a voice for so many and representing his roots, especially after a night when he drew comparisons with Kylian Mbappe. 

Rio Ferdinand insists Rashford needs to work on his instincts to bridge that gap, though. 

"Rashford can definitely be world class if he keeps improving," Ferdinand told BT Sport, per BBC. 


"He needs to add that poacher's element to his game. When Wayne Rooney signed for United he scored outrageous goals, he didn't score ugly goals. He became obsessed with scoring.

"Marcus scores fantastic goals and creates fantastic goals - if he can create that ugly side to the game then this kid can be unbelievable.

"The difference between Rashford and Mbappe is when Mbappe gets the ball I'm on the edge of my seat because he shapes up to go for goal. Marcus will have a look up and think about it a bit more."

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