Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Manchester United within the Champions League but once more as his harm-time equaliser gave them just a little-deserved 2-2 draw at Atalanta.
United’s fond recollections of their 3-0 win at Tottenham on Saturday had been banished inside 12 minutes when Josip Ilicic fired Atalanta forward from Duvan Zapata’s cross, with assist from David De Gea’s fumble of the Slovenian’s comparatively simple effort.
A fantastic one-contact transfer pulled United degree on the finish of a familiarly uninspiring first half when Bruno Fernandes’ excellent backheel teed up Ronaldo to take a contact and beat Juan Musso from eight yards.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet got here out wanting sharper after the break however discovered themselves behind once more 11 minutes into the second interval.
Jose Palomino’s ball in behind caught out the United defence and located Zapata simply onside, however after beating De Gea at his close to publish, he was made to attend greater than two minutes for a VAR assessment to overturn the linesman’s preliminary raised flag.
United pushed however couldn’t discover a option to take a look at Musso till extra Ronaldo magic in harm time noticed the veteran discover the underside nook with a primary-time 20-yard effort, for the fifth level he has earned his facet within the competitors from 4 video games.
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Manchester United are again on Sky Sports in an enormous match-up with Manchester City on Saturday from 12pm; Kick-off at 12.30pm.
Atalanta journey to backside facet Cagliari of their subsequent match in Serie A on Saturday; Kick-off at 7.45pm.