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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Lukaku & Rashford ‘might form a very nice partnership together’

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has this afternoon discussed the possibility of utilising Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford in a striker partnership moving forward.

PSG 1-3 Man United

The Red Devils travelled to Paris for a crunch Champions League last-16 second-leg showdown with PSG on Wednesday night.

Hosts PSG headed into proceedings in firm control of the tie, having secured a thoroughly-deserved 2-0 win at Old Trafford 3 weeks ago.

However, what subsequently unfolded over the 90 minutes at the Parc des Princes saw United secure a comeback for the ages, to advance to the tournament’s final 8.

Romelu Lukaku opened the game’s scoring with just 2 minutes on the clock, before Juan Bernat levelled things up 10 minutes later.

Lukaku then went on to notch his brace on the half-hour mark, before Marcus Rashford completed the historic turnaround from the penalty spot deep into injury-time.

Rom & Rash

While the likes of Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw were praised for their showings in Paris, evidently, as outlined above, it was Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford who did the damage for United on the goalscoring front on Wednesday night.

The hitmen formed a rare front-2 pairing for the Red Devils, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having this afternoon been questioned on whether he could opt to utilize Lukaku and Rashford in tandem moving forward.

And the Norwegian certainly does not seem opposed to the idea, suggesting the two ‘might form a very nice partnership’.

Speaking in an interview with Man United’s official website, Solskjaer explained:

‘I don’t think a lot has changed [with Romelu]. Of course, he’s been asked to play wide a few times earlier on and provide more chances, but now he’s more in and around the box. We need Rom facing the goal, not with his back to goal.’

‘Of course we played with two up front, with him and Rashy against PSG. They might form a very nice partnership together, because I wouldn’t like to be a defender having them two running at me!’

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