Marcus Rashford pays tribute to ‘selfless brother’ Romelu Lukaku as Manchester United star recollects outdated team-mate turning down hattrick to provide him penalty in comeback win over PSG in Champions League final 12 months
- Manchester United have been drawn in group with PSG in Champions League
- Final time they performed United managed unlikely away win to knock them out
- Romelu Lukaku starred however has since left Outdated Trafford membership to hitch Inter Milan
- Marcus Rashford remembered PSG recreation and paid tribute to his outdated team-mate
The draw triggered reminiscences for the Manchester United striker of the final time his facet lined up in opposition to the French champions.
Having misplaced the primary leg 2-0, a brace from Lukaku had United main 2-1 on the evening however nonetheless heading out of the match 3-2 on mixture. Rashford retold the story of what occurred subsequent on Twitter.
Marcus Rashford paid tributed to former Manchester United team-mate Romelu Lukaku
He wrote: ‘Let me inform you slightly story about Romelu Lukaku.
‘We’re taking part in PSG within the second leg of the Champions League, with little little hope of qualifying. 2-Zero down on agg. 2 minutes in, Rom scores. 30 minutes in, Rom scores. We’d like yet one more objective to qualify. 94th min – penalty…
‘Rom steps up picks up the ball and arms it to me. He knew this was my second.
‘He knew it might be me that bought all information protection for scoring that penalty and he was happy with that, ignoring the truth that he was essentially the most instrumental a part of that win.
‘That tells you all you might want to find out about Romelu. Selfless, a staff participant… By no means afraid to dim his mild for others to shine. That’s my brother and I respect him.’
Lukaku left United to hitch Inter Milan and has since gone on to show his price for them
Lukaku, clearly touched by his pal’s tribute, replied: ‘My brother for all times! What a fantastic second brother top-of-the-line nights in my profession! Like we stated earlier than the sport we have been going to qualify the staff! My companion.’
Regardless of advancing from the final 16 stage of the competitors, it might not be a fairytale ending.
United have been eradicated within the subsequent spherical by Barcelona in what proved to be Lukaku’s remaining season on the membership.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet have been drawn in opposition to PSG, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir for this season’s group stage.
It is among the tougher teams and Rashford and Co face a battle to achieve the knockout levels.