United supporters were sent into rapture at the Parc des Princes as Marcus Rashford’s last-gasp penalty secured a remarkable win on Wednesday night.
But the elation which followed the result which secured passage into the Champions League quarter-finals was dampened when a Manchester United fan was stabbed in Paris.
The fan has since been treated in France, with the injury he sustained in the attack thankfully not life-threatening.
He has now been declared healthy enough to travel back to England and is currently on a train out of Paris.
United fanzine editor Andy Mitten has provided an update on the fan’s situation, five days on from the horrifying incident.
And he’s shed some light on the classy gestures United have committed to in order to help the supporter out.
“Good news: Jacko, the MUFC fan stabbed in Paris, is en-route to Manchester from France by train,” Mitten wrote on Twitter.
“MUFC also sent a security lad to Paris to travel with him – along with a mate of Jacko’s.”
Mitten’s tweet prompted a host of positive responses from other members of the Old Trafford faithful.
“Nice gesture @ManUtd,” said one impressed United supporter.
Another wrote: “Great news, wishing you the quickest recovery Jacko.”
A third added: “All the best Jacko! @ManUtd looking after their own. Fair play.”
“Great news…thank you everyone for helping,” said a Twitter user.
One United supporter wrote: “great news …..hope his recovery continues!”
Meanwhile, United are joined in the last eight of the Champions League by Ajax, Porto and Tottenham.
They will discover four more potential opponents upon the completion of the remaining round of 16 fixtures this week.