Romelu Lukaku speaks about playing alongside Marcus Rashford
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has said that he likes playing alongside Marcus Rashford, given the coordination between the two on the attack. The Belgium international made the key difference in the shock Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain with a brace but Rashford has his moments and was responsible for converting the defining penalty which ensured United’s progress to the quarter-final stage.
Speaking after the game, Lukaku spoke about his fond relationship with Rashford on the field which contributed towards United’s second goal of the game, he said: "Me and Marcus Rashford knew we could do the business today after playing together against Fulham. It was a pleasure to play with him today like that. We agreed to step up the press together and I told him every time he shoots I would follow the ball in. We just keep going - everything starts on the training ground with 5 v 5, 6 v 6 and the competitiveness starts there. It's natural to us, we keep going until the referee blows the whistle."
“United were down 2-0 after the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Paris Saint-Germain“ but they managed to make a stunning comeback at Parc des Princes despite the wholesale of injuries hampering the squad. Lukaku pounced on a loose backpass to open the scoring after just two minutes but Juan Bernat managed to level “the scores 10 minutes later“.
However, United went into the break with a 2-1 advantage after some poor goalkeeping from Gianluigi Buffon from a Marcus Rashford shot, allowed Lukaku score from the loose ball. The second half witnessed dominance in terms of the possession from the home team but it was United, who eventually progressed on away goals after Marcus Rashford converted a controversial penalty during the fourth minute of injury time. Manchester United return to Premier League action this weekend with an away game at Arsenal.