Man United vs Atalanta: Red Devils Stage Epic Comeback to Secure Vital Champions League Win

Man United vs Atalanta: Red Devils Stage Epic Comeback to Secure Vital Champions League Win

  • Man United vs Atalanta provided the Red Devils with the perfect opportunity to bounce back to winning ways after a string of poor results
  • Prior to the Champions League encounter, United had picked only two wins from their last seven matches, a run that had seen Solskjaer's future come under scrutiny
  • And despite going two goals down against their visitors at half-time, United staged a dramatic comeback to bag the three points
  • Rashford, Maguire and Ronaldo inspired the stunning fightback as Ole's men went top of Group F with six points from three matches

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Man United vs Atalanta Group F Champions League clash saw the Red Devils end their disappointing run of results to secure a 3-2 crucial win over the Serie A side.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester United and Atalanta at Old Trafford (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Despite going two goals down against their visitors at half-time, United staged a dramatic comeback to bag the three points. Photo by Matthew Peters.
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United were looking to return to winning ways against the Italian giants after hitting a rough patch in recent weeks.

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However, they had to come from two goals down to secure the vital win in front of their fans, with Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo inspiring the epic comeback during the Wednesday night, October 20, encounter.

The hosts trailed their visitors 2-0 by the half-hour mark, with Mario Pasalic scoring the opener in the 15th minute with a clinical finish.

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Merih Demiral doubled the advantage in the 28th minute, rising higher than Maguire and Luke Shaw to plant home a powerful header.

The second half of the match saw the home side gather their arsenal ready for an onslaught, with Rashford pulling one back for his side in the 53rd minute after Bruno Fernandes laid it on the plate for him.

Maguire drew United level in the 75th minute, sweeping a shot into the bottom left from 12 yards to make it 2-2.

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Ronaldo, who was largely silent through the night completed the fightback after rising imperiously to plant a stunning header into the bottom left.

The result effectively revived United's hopes of booking a place in the knockout round of the competition as they sit top of the table with 6 points.

They will be looking to build on the momentum when they take on Liverpool on Sunday, October 24, in their next Premier League fixture.

How Ole can save Man United job

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a section of Man United players reckon Solskjaer has just two matches to save his Man United job.

“Some of the players think Solskjaer has two games and that if United don’t win these two games, he could leave," a source at Old Trafford divulged to The Sun.

The development emerged only days after it was claimed Solskjaer has the full backing of United chiefs.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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