Solskjaer praises Ronaldo

Solskjaer praises Ronaldo

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Cristiano Ronaldo, who saved his side from defeat to Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday (3/11) early this morning.

In the match at Bergamo’s Gewiss Stadium, Atalanta took the lead in the 12th minute thanks to Josip Ilicic after a not-so-hard long-range shot escaped David De Gea’s capture. .

Before the break, Ronaldo equalized the score after maximizing a skillful collaboration with Bruno Fernandes in added time in the first half.

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Atalanta regained the advantage in the 56th minute. This time, thanks to a close range shot from Duvan Zapata who escaped United’s back line.

When United’s defeat was in sight, Ronaldo became a hero. The superstar’s short-range shot in the 91st minute missed goalkeeper Juan Musso and made it 2-2.

The Red Devils are still in first place in the Group F standings with 7 points, while Atalanta is in third place with 5 points.

Ronaldo’s brilliant performance was praised by his coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He called the Portugal captain an extraordinary player.

“Cristiano was amazing. That’s what he did. It was a tough opportunity. He looked at the ball and his volley technique was amazing,” said Solskjaer.

Solskjaer also congratulated the MU players who failed to give up in the game. He admitted Atalanta caused problems for the Red Devils team.

“You don’t intend to concede. I think there was an offside goal. It was a very tense game and he was a tough opponent,” Solskjaer said.

Meanwhile, the role of Ronaldo, who once again became the savior of Manchester United, was in the limelight of the citizens of Twitter.

The captain of Portugal was nicknamed ‘Mr. Champions League ‘and is seen as the savior of Solskjaer’s coaching career at Old Trafford, who is in danger of being sacked.

“It was a tough game. It’s always tough here, but we always believed until the end. I helped the team to score a point and I’m very happy,” he said.

“We never gave up and believed until the end. It’s a great result for us. At first it was difficult. We already knew Atalanta would put pressure on us. “

Meanwhile, Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said he was disappointed his side failed to win. Moreover, they conceded at the last minute.

“Winning would be the best, but we were close. We are very proud, 80% happy and 20% sorry because to concede at the last minute of the game is disappointing,” he said.

“We still have a chance, but we are proud to play so well against Manchester United,” he said.

Following this result, the Red Devils are still at the top of the Group F standings with a collection of seven points. However, MU is still eclipsed by Villarreal from second place with the same points. While Atalanta fell to third place with five points. (Footballitalia / BTsport / OL-1)


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