Rashford’s Penalty Vs PSG With Titanic Music Is An Oscar-Worthy Moment
Marcus Rashford had nerves of absolute steel after he scored Manchester United‘s injury-time penalty against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
With the opportunity to seal a memorable win at the Parc des Princes, the 21-year-old English forward stepped up to take his first United penalty in the absence of Paul Pogba, who had been suspended for the match after he picked up a red card in the first leg.
Rashford smashed the ball past Gianluigi Buffon and the rest is now history, isn’t it?
So, what a better way to relive that moment than watching the United star score the penalty again, but with Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ playing in the background?
Let’s face it: the theme song from James Cameron’s Titanic makes any moment that much better.
Check it out below.
“I’m not crying, you’re crying,” one Twitter user wrote.
A second said: “Oh my! Tears of joy.”
A third wrote: “Titanic music always makes it so much better.”
A fourth added: “Absolute scenes!! Still pumped this morning.”
Following on from their first-leg 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford last month, United were well aware of the uphill task they faced in the French capital.
An in-form Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring in the opening two minutes, but PSG fired back in the 12th minute thanks to Juan Bernat.
The 25-year-old Belgian striker completed his brace in the first half to pull United back into the match, with Rashford ensuring that the Red Devils moved through to the quarter-finals after he scored the late penalty.
United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær praised his side’s performance after the match.
“We had fantastic belief in the boys,” he said. “We hoped for a great start, we set out a plan to get the first goal, but we didn’t expect it after two minutes.
“But it made it more open — we wanted many goals in the game.
“I was in the Champions League with Molde and we got a last-minute penalty and the player missed, so we went out.
“Normally, Paul [Pogba] takes the penalties but Rash — 21 years old — the pressure on the boy but he showed no nerves whatsoever.
“He’s fearless. Him and Romelu were fantastic tonight.”
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