Axel Tuanzebe was demanding a goal from teammate Marcus Rashford before he scored the stunning winner against Paris Saint-Germain.
Rashford made the Parc de Princes his playground for the second time in 18 months on another special night in Paris for United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But unlike March 2019, there can be no complaints about who was the deserved winner.
Solskjaer’s men earned three crucial group stages points with a confident, accomplished performance that could have reflected a more comfortable scoreline with more cutting edge in front of goal.
Tuanzebe had not started a game for United since December 2019 and his inclusion surprised plenty of the fanbase.
But the 22-year-old, who has had rotten luck with injury, produced a level of performance his manger could barely have believed.
His exemplary challenge on PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe was a microcosm of a man-of-the-match outing.
Tuanzebe has revealed he was consistently getting at his fellow academy graduate Rashford throughout the match to get on the scoresheet.
“I kept telling him through the game, ‘I want my goal!’,” Tuanzebe told the official United app, as quoted by United in Focus.
“He delivered, so I’m just happy for him.”
The United defender was also glowing in his assessment of debutant Alex Telles, who impressed getting forward from left wing-back.
“Telles? It was a solid performance; we’re proud of him. He’s a good addition, a good personality and character,” he added.
“I’m very much looking forward to working with him.”