As somebody who would not consider in appropriate measurements of ‘clutch’ in soccer, Cristiano Ronaldo goes a good distance this Champions League marketing campaign to attempt to show me in any other case.
After scoring late comeback winners in opposition to Villarreal and Atalanta already this season, the Portugal ahead was as much as his outdated tips to safe Manchester United a valuable level away in Bergamo on Tuesday night time.
It regarded destined to be one other recreation that simply would not go Man Utd’s approach. They fell behind to a purpose from Josip Ilicic – whose pea-roller was spilled in by David de Gea.
However Ronaldo was available to tug his facet again into the sport, ending off a neat free-flowing transfer to equalise on the stroke of half-time.
Whereas Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes have been spectacular, the midfield duo of Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba have been something however, always dropping the ball and failing to assist United progress the ball.
And earlier than you knew it, United have been behind once more. Duvan Zapata ran onto a ball excessive after being performed onside by Harry Maguire, whereas De Gea remained rooted to his line and didn’t slender the angle.
Solskjaer actually meant enterprise by throwing Jadon Sancho and Donny van de Beek (!!!) on in the hunt for a late equaliser.
However clearly there was just one man for the event…
And so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lives to struggle one other day. Once more.