Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Sports




Premier League

Manchester United's three best players against Atalanta

Manchester United fought back from a 2-0 halftime deficit to beat Atalanta 3-2 and take the lead in Group F of the Champions League thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo winner. At halftime, the boos rang around Old Trafford, with the Bergamo-based club in command after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side missed some big chances.

But it was another memorable night under the lights at the Theatre of Dreams, as United showed their real battling spirit and overcame a rigorous examination from the Italian side. In this article we'll be looking at United's three best players against Atalanta;


After missing the weekend's devastating defeat at the King Power Stadium, Solskjaer reverted to his tried-and-true midfield partnership of Fred and Scott McTominay.

The Brazilian midfielder wasn't the most glamorous name in the starting lineup, but he was pestering and harrying Atalanta when they had the ball. Fred also went forward and had some wonderful chances in the first half, coming up just short on 2 occasions.

With United’s tails up after Marcus Rashford had gotten Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side back into the game, Fred made sure that his protective screen in front of the defense was maintained, allowing more creative players to operate and impact the game. Hopefully, his late-game departure was only a precaution, and he'll be fine for Sunday's important game against Jurgen Klopp's side.

Marcus Rashford

United's number 10 had a chance to bag a hat-trick, but his significance to the United team was highlighted even more today as he made it 2 goals in 2 games.

Defenders have to continuously look over their shoulders for his in-behind, off-the-touchline runs because they don't know when he'll make the move.

Despite missing a couple of good chances, Rashford kept his cool to put us back in the game with a neat finish after a wonderful pass from Bruno Fernandes. After being substituted after 66 minutes, the England international will almost certainly earn him a starting spot against Jurgen Klopp's side on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo

There was only going to be one winner, The Portugal Legend did the same for United after Lionel Messi dragged his PSG team across the finish line. When Ronaldo is questioned or written off, despite all of the worries about his work rate and ability to press from the front, he comes up with a response, just like he has done throughout his career.

The 5-time Ballon d'Or winner was eager to help his side win, and he was the one who made a crucial clearance in the final seconds when he was filling in at Luke Shaw's position.

Photo Credit:, Google Images

Content created and supplied by: Charlesayor (via Opera News )

Atalanta Fred Manchester United Old Trafford Ole Gunnar


Load app to read more comments