After a disappointing defeat against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon, Manchester United have made a great comeback with a crucial 3-2 victory against Atalanta in the Champions League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side started the game extremely poorly as they found themselves trailing by 2-0 before the interval, with Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral putting their name on the scoresheet for the Serie A side.
However, it was a completely different United in the second half as the Reds Devils looked extremely energetic and were better in every department. In the end, Solskjaer’s side sealed a great comeback thanks to the contributions from Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United players’ ratings against Atalanta:
David De Gea(GK)(7/10):
The Spaniard looked solid between the sticks and made a couple of great saves. He could not have done any better on both of the goals.
The Englishman was as usual wasteful on the other end of the pitch but made a couple of good darting runs from the deep in the second half.
Failed to mark the opposition attacker for the first goal and wasn’t at the right place for the second either.
Although scored the equaliser in the second half, failed to do his primary job which is defending. He wasn’t picking the right area during the set-piece which cost the second goal.
Delivered a great cross for Cristiano Ronaldo on the third goal, but was unsuccessful to stop Davide Zappacosta from crossing for Atalanta’s opener.
It was a tough first half for the Brazilian as the Serie A side won the midfield battle comprehensively, but played better in the second half.
Made a few great runs from the deep and had a great opportunity to score as well. But, the Scotsman’s finishing wasn’t up to the mark.
Although the Portuguese was very wasteful in possession, produced a great pass for Rashford on the first goal. The 27-year-old also created quite a few very good moments for the Red Devils.
Started the comeback with precise finishing, but missed a couple of great opportunities which should have been converted by the Englishman.
It was not a good display from the youngster. He failed to get involved in the game and was anonymous most of the time.
The 36-year-old didn’t have a great game as he missed a sitter in the second half and also was a bit wasteful with the ball. But, when he required the most, he delivered it by sealing the comeback with a brilliant header.
Looked good and produced a few great passes from the midfield. Overall a successful outing from the bench.
The 34-year-old was the most energetic player on the field after coming off the bench. The Uruguayan never stopped running and it was his flick that opened up the goal for Maguire.
The Englishman didn’t have much time to settle down with the speed of the game.
Came on very late but managed to pick up a yellow card for time-wasting.