Manchester United overcame a sloppy performance to grab a late goal in their 2-2 draw, on the road against Atalanta in the Champions League, with Cristiano Ronaldo being the star of the show.
The Portuguese superstar scored twice and constantly looked a threat against Atalanta, however, his performance couldn’t be matched by most of his teammates.
Atalanta would take the lead in the game thanks to Josip Ilicic after just 12 minutes. The Slovenia international sent his shot through Luke Shaw’s legs before David de Gea appeared to guide the ball into the net.
Suddenly, it looked like the reverse fixture when we had to come from behind to win 3-2 at Old Trafford, but we didn’t quite get that far.
United drew level on the brink of half-time when Ronaldo combined with Bruno Fernandes.
Duvan Zapata, who looked a real handful up top, made it 2-1 after 57 minutes.
It looked like Atalanta were set for three important points but that was until Ronaldo come up with the goods to rescue a point for United.
According to Opta, Ronaldo has set a new Manchester United record by becoming the oldest player (36 years & 270 days) to score 2+ goals in a single game for the club in European competition.
2 – Cristiano Ronaldo (36y & 270d) is the oldest player to score 2+ goals in a single game for Manchester United in European competition. Evergreen. #ATAMUN
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 2, 2021
Are we surprised?
Not one bit. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ronaldo added a hat-trick to his list of records before the season is out.
He still plays 90 minutes and is as efficient at the start of games as he is in stoppage time.
The man is incredible. A sporting beast.