Marcus Rashford becoming ‘annoying’ for Paris Saint-Germain, Thomas Tuchel admits ahead of Champions League clash against Man United

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Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has heaped praise on ‘annoying’ Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford ahead of their Champions League reunion on Wednesday night.

The England international has been a familiar foe to last season’s Champions League finalists, having twice scored winning goals at the Parc des Princes in the last two years.

Rashford fired United to a late victory over PSG in October

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Rashford fired United to a late victory over PSG in October

The England forward also scored an injury-time penalty to send the Red Devils through to the Champions League quarter-finals last March

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The England forward also scored an injury-time penalty to send the Red Devils through to the Champions League quarter-finals last March

He scored a brilliant winner in October’s Group H opener in the French capital in the group stage earlier this season, as well as a dramatic late winner via the penalty spot in a shock 2-1 victory in Paris in March 2019.

Speaking ahead of this week’s match PSG manager Tuchel revealed his admiration for the 23-year-old, highlighting his impressive demeanour both on and off the field.

“We value him very much when he plays in England and not Parc des Princes, honestly, because (him scoring against us) gets a little bit annoying,” Tuchel said before alluding to the work he has done in securing free school meals for children.

“The guy is a very young adult who takes his responsibility on and off the pitch very impressively.

Tuchel has given Rashford a glowing character reference even though he’d prefer him not to be at his best when playing his side!

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Tuchel has given Rashford a glowing character reference even though he’d prefer him not to be at his best when playing his side!

“I have met him as an opponent three times and every time I’ve met a calm and humble guy and a nice person, which is amazing. I like this mixture a lot.”

He continued: “For me personally, the sporting side is clear – he’s a big threat with his speed, with his ability to score, with his determination and his finishing.

“He’s very precise, taking shots inside and outside of the box. He is super rapid on counter-attacks and strong in the air with headers.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men require a single point from their remaining two group games to secure a spot in the last 16 of the competition, while PSG must beat the Premier League side to ensure their qualification hopes remain in their own hands.





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