What Romelu Lukaku told Marcus Rashford before last-gasp penalty against PSG

Romelu Lukaku has opened up on his conversation with Marcus Rashford ahead of his last-gasp penalty against PSG.

Rashford scored from the spot in stoppage time as United capped an incredible comeback to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Lukaku already had two goals to his name when the penalty was awarded for a handball by Presnel Kimpembe.

But the Belgian didn’t go for his hat-trick and let Rashford step up to fire past Gianluigi Buffon.

Lukaku had also been denied the match ball when Paul Pogba took a late penalty against Southampton on Saturday, only to miss.

Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford

He was, however, delighted for his strike partner to find the net, telling beIN Sport: “I was happy that he scored. He came to me and wanted to shoot.

“I said ‘man, this is your time. Do it for yourself and us’.”

Lukaku and Rashford have developed an impressive partnership in recent weeks and the Belgian hopes it can continue.

Rashford scores from the spot

“I like it more because Marcus and I, we are dynamic, we have a lot of running in us and we score goals,” he added.

“It has been nice to play him. When we played against Southampton, he made it so much easier for me and I scored two goals.”

Lukaku finds the net

Lukaku also hailed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics as United, missing 10 players through injury, knocked out the French champions.

He added: “If you look at their side, you know they are good at keeping the ball and playing in the right spaces but the manager asked me and Marcus to screen the midfielders.

“That is what we did and on the counter, when we had little chances, we pounced.”

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