PARIS: Cristiano Ronaldo’s late winning goal once again helped Manchester United’s rise in the Champions League just now, this time against Atalanta in a 3-2 victory.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was increasingly under threat after his side trailed 2-0 in the first half at Old Trafford when Mario Pasalic and Turkish center-back Merih Demiral blasted for Atalanta.
However Marcus Rashford closed the gap for eight minutes in the second half which sparked another great comeback.
In their last Champions League appearance three weeks ago, United fell behind at home to Villarreal but bounced back before winning 2-1 with Ronaldo scoring the winning goal in injury time.
This time captain Harry Maguire equalized in the 75th minute and Ronaldo jumped in to head in Luke Shaw’s cross for a 3-2 victory nine minutes before the end.
It adds to a record 137 goals in the Champions League for Ronaldo.
“We have a habit of doing things like this at the club,” Solskjaer said.
United now lead Group F, two points ahead of Atalanta and Villarreal who won 4-1 over Young Boys in Bern.