Cristiano Ronaldo did not miss his reunion with Italy by scoring a brace that saved in extremis the evening of Manchester United and its coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Tuesday against Atalanta (2-2) in Bergamo in the Champions League.
He was again heroic… After scoring a first goal in the first half stoppage time, Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 90th+1 and thus allowed Manchester United to draw 2-2 against Atalanta Bergamo, Tuesday night in the Champions League. It was the second time this season on the European stage that the 36-year-old Portuguese striker made the difference in the final moments, after the 2-1 win he gave the Red Devils against Villarreal at the end of September.
“He is a leader and his role is to score,” said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the final whistle in Bergamo. Before launching into a very flattering comparison for CR7: “For us, he is like Michael Jordan for the Chicago Bulls. These are the champions that make great teams. He is getting better and better with us”.
Ronaldo: “We never give up
For his part, Cristiano Ronaldo, who was booed while answering a post-match interview, said: “We believed in it until the end. I helped my team to get a point. We never give up, this is a good result for us, I think. We have to adjust to each other. It’s going to take time, we have to improve”. The top scorer in the history of the competition now has 139 goals, ahead of Lionel Messi’s 123.
With this result, Manchester United remains at the top of Group F of the C1 with seven points, as much as its future European opponent, Villarreal, winner 2-0 against Young Boys.
Before that, the next game of the Mancunian club on Saturday (13:30 on RMC Sport 1) is of paramount importance for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, still on the hot seat. It is simply the derby of the city, against Manchester City, at Old Trafford.