Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late goal to give the football world one more Manchester United rebound in the Champions League on Wednesday, this time against Atalanta, as holders Chelsea and Bayern Munich traveled to huge triumphs and Barcelona offered their mission a chance in the arm.
The blades were out for United administrator Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as his side discovered themselves 2-0 down at halftime at Old Trafford, Mario Pasalic and Turkish focus back Merih Demiral scoring for Atalanta.
Series of poor finishing meant United found themselves in deeper into trouble as the Italian outfit kept pressing.
Anyway Marcus Rashford compensated for passing up on a magnificent possibility not long before the break by pulling one back eight minutes into the second half and starting another striking fightback.
In their last Champions League encounter three weeks prior, United fell behind at home to Villarreal however returned to win 2-1 with Ronaldo scoring the winner in injury time.
Who else yet the #UCL's most lethal and best ever goalscorer to head home and send Old Trafford into a craze as he did three weeks back.
Harry Maguire hit a cross that scrapped through everyone to hit a one-touch low volley for the equalizer in the 75th moment and Ronaldo rose to head in a Luke Shaw cross to secure a 3-2 triumph a short ways from time for his record-broadening 137th Champions League objective.
"We have a propensity for doing this at this club," said Solskjaer in a post match interview.
United are top of Group F, two points clear of Atalanta and Villarreal, who won 4-1 away to Young Boys in Bern. Had it not been for Cristiano Ronaldo they'd find themselves in the brink of elimination.
The question remains, how long will Cristiano Ronaldo keep saving United? Looking at the past poor displays, much of their misfortunes are down to him not finding the back of the net. Liverpool will prove to be a tough fixture for them on the weekend as their defensive unit doesn't switch off easily.
Ole-Gunnar Solskjear seemed to be way deeper in trouble then what is seen. He has to save Ronaldo to ensure he lasts all season long but he also needs him on the pitch to find those late winners for his poor attacking side.
What's would be the solution to Manchester United's attacking woes?
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