Manchester United are back in action tonight as they face Atalanta in Bergamo for the first time, having played them at Old Trafford two weeks ago in a sensational turnaround victory.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a few changes to the side which comfortably overturned Tottenham last weekend, with Eric Bailly drafted in ahead of the injured Victor Lindelof. Further up the pitch, Paul Pogba is welcomed back to the side as Marcus Rashford replaces Edinson Cavani.
Atalanta scored the opening goal early in the game as Josip Ilicic’s strike snuck underneath David de Gea, who will be disappointed to have conceded after his good start to the season.
Manchester United’s misery was compounded later in the half when Raphael Varane was substituted due to injury, with Solskjaer deciding to go back to a four-at-the-back formation.
Mason Greenwood was heavily involved in the goal which saw United get back into the game, with Cristiano Ronaldo finishing off an incredible tiki-taka move to equalise, as seen below.
Ronaldo to the rescue once again! 🦸♂️
That is a sublime move by Man Utd!
The assist from Bruno Fernandes is top drawer 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/8IoOZaydNa
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 2, 2021
Footage courtesy of BT Sport and BeIN Sports
SN’s verdict on Ronaldo’s goal…
The 36-year-old’s sensational strike was his 8th of the season and it means that he has now scored in four consecutive Champions League games this season – a stat that comes to no-one’s surprise.
Solskjaer’s side will, however, need to improve for the second half. Prior to the goal, Atalanta were comfortable in possession but the 15-minute interval will offer the Norwegian a chance to regroup his side.