Cristiano Ronaldo stole the headlines once again as he rescued Manchester United with his two-goal show in Bergamo earlier this week. Atalanta took the lead twice in the game but were rebuffed by the incredible 36-year-old, who has now scored nine goals in 11 appearances this season.
The 2-2 result, which halted United’s three-game losing run away from home in the Champions League, ensured that Ronaldo’s side stay at the top of their group and their fate very much in their own hands.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes was covering the game for BT Sport and the broadcaster were kind enough to offer some insight into how their experts reacted to Ronaldo’s brilliance.
Scholes was far from happy to see his side brought back to level terms in the tough away tie, which is an odd sentence to write in itself.
Perhaps Scholes’ frustration comes from watching a poor United side on the evening but finding a supporter who did not jump out of their seat would be difficult.
In truth, Ronaldo’s goal almost ensures qualification to the next round of the Champions League for the first time since the 2018-19 season.