Marcus Rashford becoming 'annoying' for PSG, admits Thomas Tuchel 1 month ago

Marcus Rashford becoming 'annoying' for PSG, admits Thomas Tuchel

PSG's Champions League hopes hang in the balance ahead of Wednesday's fixture

Thomas Tuchel has admitted that Marcus Rashford is on Parisian minds ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's crucial Champions League match against Manchester United on Wednesday.

PSG's side go into the game at Old Trafford requiring a win to keep their Champions League hopes in their own hands, with United needing just a solitary point to progress to the round of 16.

Speaking ahead of that game, manager Tuchel praised Marcus Rashford's performance and personality, but admitted that his habit of scoring against his side had become "a little bit annoying".

"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.

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


"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.

Rashford has haunted PSG during the two sides' recent European clashes, scoring the winner at the Parc des Princes in the group stage earlier this season, as well as scoring that now famous winner in United's 2-1 win in Paris in February 2019.

"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," added Tuchel.

"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.

"He's had a big impact and it's nice to see guys like him from the academy having such a big impact in a big, big club like United."