United scored a dramatic VAR-awarded penalty in added time at the Parc des Princes to become the first team to overcome a first leg two-goal home deficit in Champions League history.
That 3-1 win meant a place in the quarter-finals and United rapidly dashed home from the French capital afterwards.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer walks through the airport after masterminding a huge victory
Sir Alex Ferguson travelled back with the Manchester United players from their victory
Chris Smalling (left) impressed in Paris while Marcus Rashford scored the decisive penalty
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led the way as United’s players and staff came back through Manchester Airport.
Sir Alex Ferguson was also in the travelling party, as was his former assistant manager and Solskjaer’s current No 2 Mike Phelan.
Marcus Rashford, who scored the decisive penalty, was also part of the group, alongside Chris Smalling.
David de Gea and Luke Shaw joined the rest of the team in wearing their club suits as they arrived.
David de Gea on arrival in Manchester (left) with Luke Shaw also travelling back to the city
Victor Lindelof had removed his tie, unlike the rest of the squad, while Andreas Pereira was clearly delighted — giving the camera a thumbs up in the early hours of Thursday morning.
After the game, Solskjaer had said: ‘I am just going to do my best until the summer and see what the club decides. We have to remember tonight. Fantastic night.
‘The spirit of Manchester United. Great to see the boss [Sir Alex Ferguson] in [the dressing room] after the game for the first time. The lads were absolutely magnificent.
‘We have a good relationship. It has been fantastic coaching them with Kieran, Michael, Demps, Mick, Emilio. We are a great team together. I think they enjoy us.
Victor Lindelof removed his tie after leaving Paris while Andreas Pereira gave a thumbs up
Former United chief David Gill (left) and debutant Mason Greenwood at the airport
‘We just want them to improve. We just want them to have nights like this.
‘Definitely [the best night of my managerial career]. Absolutely unbelievable. It was great to be there.
‘These are the moments, you share with your coaching staff, with the players, with the supporters. That is what football is all about. Doing it together.’
Romelu Lukaku’s early brace had given United hope on the night before Rashford thundered in the stoppage-time penalty.
Fred (left), Eric Bailly and Pereira strolling through the airport on Thursday morning
Ashley Young (left) walking through arrivals as Scott McTominay strolls along (right)
United coach Michael Carrick wore Airpods as he walked through with his luggage in tow