Manchester United complete epic comeback
Manchester United pulled off their second consecutive Champions League comeback to snatch all three points from a valiant yet under-strength Atalanta side.
The Italian outfit raced into a 2-0 lead by half-time, courtesy of goals from Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral, and were by far the better team.
However, the Red Devils, booed off at half-time, rallied and completed an unlikely comeback when Cristiano Ronaldo nodded home what proved to be the winner ten minutes from time, sending the fans at Old Trafford into bedlam in the process.
He is INEVITABLE 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/3hz4h0j9fx
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 20, 2021
Amid the euphoria, however, concerns emerged. Marcus Rashford, starting his first game of the season after shoulder surgery, limped off just after the hour mark, while Fred did the same late on in the piece.
While both are important players, it is safe to say that Manchester United are far more well-stocked in wide areas than in central midfield, with only the ageing Nemanja Matic, erratic Paul Pogba and unfavoured Donny van de Beek able to plug the gap alongside Scott McTominay.
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On Rashford, the view looks positive, with the Manchester United boss having revealed that it was only a dead leg:
“Dead leg, sometimes take longer than you want. If we treat it well, he should be OK.”
OGS on Rashford ‘injury’. “Dead leg, sometimes take longer than you want. If we treat it well, he should be OK.”
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) October 20, 2021
However, there remains no update on Fred, with Manchester United fans left hoping for the best.
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This article was edited by Conor Laird.