Solskjaer: 'The belief in the boys was what we hoped for.'


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after historic win over PSG. (Image: Getty)

Manchester United knocked PSG out of the Champions League on Wednesday evening and interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it was a fantastic result.


The Red Devils were 2-0 down from the round of 16 first-leg tie with the French champions, but they managed to secure a 3-1 win at the Parc des Princes as Romelu Lukaku’s double and Marcus Rashford’s stoppage-time penalty sent them through to the quarter finals.


The triumph is one of the great results by any English club in Europe’s elite competition and Solskjaer told BT Sport after the game: "Fantastic. The belief in the boys was what we hoped for. It was a great start - we planned to get the first goal but we didn't expect it after two minutes. That made it open, we wanted a lot of goals.


"There's always doubt about a penalty, I was in the Champions League with Molde against Basel and my player missed then and we went out. Rashford is 21 and the pressure on the boy - there are no nerves - he's fearless. Him and Romelu were fantastic tonight.


"That's the Champions League, it's what it does. Last night with Real and Ajax was our team-talk, it was probably theirs too. Last year it was Real and Juventus, there's been PSG and Barca too - it's this club, it's what we do, that's Man Utd.


"There's always mental doubt. Our boys are young and fresh which gave us more energy when we needed that goal."


On the penalty decision, the Norwegian said: "I had to try and calm everyone down, sit everyone down, my staff said the defender made himself bigger so it's a clear penalty."


And regarding his future at Old Trafford, he replied: "We don't chat now, it's too noisy and there's a great atmosphere in there. Until the summer, we will see what happens."

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