Manchester United knocked out Paris Saint Germain 3-1 on Wednesday Romelu Lukaku scoring 2 goals.
Written off as an overweight flop destined to leave United sooner rather than later, Lukaku has suddenly emerged as a talisman after tormenting PSG with two clinical finishes.
Lukaku had endured such a wretched time this season that he was cast aside in favour of Rashford when Solskjaer took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho.
But injuries have allowed Lukaku an unexpected reprieve and the Belgian forward has seized his chance in spectacular fashion.
There were less than two minutes on the clock when Lukaku alertly seized on Thilo Kehrer’s suicidal pass towards his own penalty area, held off Thiago Silva and rounded Gianluigi Buffon to score from a tight angle.
Desperately needing a quick response after PSG’s equaliser, Lukaku — who hadn’t scored a European goal all season until Wednesday — was United’s hero again in the 30th minute.
When Rashford tried his luck with a long-range effort, Buffon made a hash of his attempted save as the ball bounced in front of him and Lukaku, wisely moving in on the keeper in case of a mistake, was perfectly placed to slot home from close-range.
Lukaku now has six goals in his last three games and his predatory performance in Paris will leave his name forever etched in the United history books.