Alex Ferguson congratulated the Man United squad after they knocked PSG out of the Champions League 2 weeks ago

Alex Ferguson congratulated the Man United squad after they knocked PSG out of the Champions League

What a game that was.

Even by their own standards, Manchester United completed an incredible comeback on Wednesday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team were trailing Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 from the first leg of their last-16 Champions League, and somehow they managed to overcome that deficit to record a famous victory and progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.

United had 10 first-team players missing through injury and suspension. And no team had ever lost the first leg of a European Cup tie 2-0 at home before coming back and advancing.

Yet, in Paris against one of the best teams in Europe, United did exactly that. Romelu Lukaku got two first-half goals and Marcus Rashford kept his cool to score a last-minute penalty. Solskjaer's side won 3-1 on the night and advanced through the away goals rule.

Following the final whistle in Paris, there were joyous scenes in the away section of the stadium and in the away dressing room.

According to the Times, Alex Ferguson went into the dressing room and congratulated the ecstatic United players, who spent the best part of an hour following the game chanting the song fans have coined for Solskjaer.

Patrice Evra, the former United full-back, also went into the dressing room to celebrate with the players and staff. And Avram Glazer, the club's co-chairman, is said to have spoken to Solskjaer following the game.

The Norwegian now looks certain to be named the club's permanent manager. Andreas Pereira, who started the game in central midfield, said that Solskjaer "makes us believe in miracles." While several other United players, including Luke Shaw and Lukaku, also gave Solskjaer their backing to be given the job