Manchester United beating PSG in the Champions League round of 16 in 2019 was one of the most astonishing comebacks in the competition’s history.
Facing a two-goal deficit and a side featuring Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s depleted side pulled off a dramatic turnaround courtesy of a 94th-minute Marcus Rashford penalty.
The match only took place last year but it feels like a lifetime ago. So much has changed in football – especially at Manchester United.
Let’s take a look at what happened to the side that played on that incredible night at the Parc de Princes.
David De Gea
David De Gea has had a largely mixed career since the Red Devils’ heroics 17 months ago.
His dips in form have driven Roy Keane to apoplexy, while competition from Dean Henderson means his number-one jersey isn’t as secure as it was two seasons ago.
Young captained the side on the night from right wing-back.
It’s a position he now regularly fills for Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan, despite celebrating his 35th birthday this summer.
Smalling is another Englishman now plying his trade in Serie A.
A successful loan with Roma last season was turned into a permanent deal on transfer deadline day this month.
Bailly was forced off after just 36 minutes in Paris.
It has been a similar story since as persistent injury problems have stopped him from gaining a long enough run in the first team.
Linedlof was able to strike up a promising partnership with Harry Maguire last season.
His form has dipped this time though. He’s one of many hoping to quickly put United’s 6-1 defeat to Spurs behind them.
It seemed after years of being publicly berated by Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s more gentle approach could be what was required to get the best out of Luke Shaw.
His form was patchy last season, though. After the signing of Alex Telles, his place in the first team is seriously under threat.
McTominay was a firm favourite of Jose Mourinho’s and won player of the year in the Portuguese’s final full season in charge.
The Scottish international hasn’t nailed down a starting spot quite yet at Old Trafford. At just 23, however, there’s still plenty of time for him to do so.
After arriving for a fee in excess of £50 million that season, a lot was expected of Fred.
The Brazilian has been largely steady since that win over PSG but has rarely looked like justifying his large price tag.
At this point there was still plenty of excitement in the air about Andreas Pereira. But a series of poor performances last season saw him lose his place in the first team.
The Brazilian moved on loan to Lazio this summer and grabbed headlines after being Photoshopped into his new side’s team photo.
After the calm way in which Marcus Rashford despatched the winning penalty in Paris you had to seriously question whether he had ice in his veins.
Since then his form on the pitch has been steadily improving, while his work off it to end child poverty has showed there’s something warm running within.
Probably the highest-profile player to have moved on since that night when Manchester United beat PSG is Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian has found a new lease of life at Inter Milan, scoring 33 goals last season. With Odion Ighalo now in the same position, Red Devils fans have to wonder what might have been.
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