Graeme Souness has hailed Manchester United’s victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League as their “greatest ever achievement” apart from when they’ve won the competition.
Marcus Rashford’s last-gasp spot-kick sealed a 3-1 win that saw United make history and progress to the quarter-finals on away goals after the tie ended 3-3 on aggregate.
And Liverpool legend Souness reckons the Red Devils can rank the victory up there with some of the greatest achievements in the club’s history.
“Other than when they’ve actually won the tournament, I think that is their greatest ever achievement,” Souness said on Irish TV.
“When you look at the players on the field, I never gave them hope. They’ve always got a chance but it was a very small chance.
“I’m absolutely flabbergasted. They were so well set up.
“It was an example of how you’re not going to be rolled over. They enjoyed a bit of luck on the night but to a man they were heroic.
“I can only think of when they’ve won the tournament as being bigger achievements.
“Some of those players won’t play big parts in Man Utd’s future, but they’ve gone to a team full of big superstars on paper and outmanoeuvred them. They’ve been disciplined in everything they did.
“The only criticism I can offer up is they should’ve got Bailly off sooner than 35 minutes! What a fantastic achievement.”