Marcus Rashford becoming ‘annoying’ for PSG, admits Tuchel as he praises Man Utd ace’s work on and off the field
THOMAS TUCHEL has praised 'annoying' Marcus Rashford ahead of their Champions League reunion on Wednesday night.
The Manchester United striker has been a thorn in Tuchel's side having scored on his last two appearances against the Ligue 1 champions.
Rashford's first came in last season's dramatic Round of 16 clash where he scored from the spot in the last minute to send United through.
And he scored another late winner last month as United came out 2-1 winners in Paris.
Tuchel admitted he will need to be watched closely for their upcoming clash – while also praising Rashford's work to help feed vulnerable children.
He said: "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.
"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.
"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.
"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."
Tuchel will also reunite with PSG's club-record scorer Edinson Cavani who joined United in the summer.
The Uruguayan is expected to play despite the threat of a three-match ban for his derogatory social media comment.
He added: "I'm surprised because I know Edi as a calm person, determined on the pitch to help the team.
"This determination is a rare characteristic for a striker of his quality – always ready to do everything for the team. He has a big physical impact, scoring comes very naturally for him.
"He's reliable 24/7. You can call him in the night and he'd be there to score and to defend.
"I'm happy for him personally that he could show this to all Man United fans in the last game against Southampton, where he was absolutely decisive for them.
"He does not need to show it tomorrow, we already know, so he can do a little pause! It's not necessary to show us. If he plays, we must find answers for that."
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