Man United vs Atalanta LIVE: Champions League result, final score and reaction

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Manchester United are back in action in the Champions League looking to take a big step towards the last 16 by securing back-to-back wins in Europe.

The Red Devils welcome Atalanta, with the Italians topping Group F on four points, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side tied for third with Young Boys and just one point behind, with Villarreal bottom on one point.

Solskjaer is under intense pressure following the defeat at Leicester to dent United’s title hopes, while Atalanta arrive at Old Trafford in good form having defeated Empoli 4-1, leaving them sixth in Serie A and a point outside the top four. But the Norwegian insists United can remain on course for the round of 16 with another win tonight following late drama through Cristiano Ronaldo’s winner to earn three points against Villarreal.

“As you do every time you lose a game of football you quickly evaluate and look at what went wrong, and of course you’ve got admit that a few things went wrong,” said the United boss. “Then you have to focus on the next game and how to correct what we haven’t been good enough at. The focus has been good. The minds have been on this game, it’s a chance to make up for the bad start we had in the group with the Young Boys defeat. If you go into halfway point in the group with two home wins then you’re on the way.”

Follow live updates from Old Trafford as the Red Devils look to kick-start their Champions League campaign:

Manchester United vs Atalanta

8pm kick-offMan Utd XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; RonaldoAtalanta XI: Musso; Zappacosta, Palomino, Demiral, Maehle; Freuler, De Roon, Pasalic; Ilicic, Koopmeiners; MurielPasalic puts Serie A side ahead from close rangeDemiral heads home second before the half-hour markRashford pulls one back for United early in second halfMaguire volleys in equaliser with 15’ to playCristiano Ronaldo thumps in header minutes laterShow latest update


Manchester United complete comeback win over Atalanta

Marcus Rashford got the ball rolling, Harry Maguire equalised and Cristiano Ronaldo headed home the winning goal.

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Michael Jones20 October 2021 22:02


Man Utd 3 – 2 Atalanta

Two goals down at half-time and bottom of Group F. Manchester United responded beautifully, they took the game to Atalanta in the second half, scored three goals and claimed all three points, ending the night top of the group.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 21:56


Full-time: Man Utd 3 – 2 Atalanta

90+4 mins: Atalanta get a last chance to equalise. They run a free kick into the box but Ronaldo clears the lines. The ball comes back to Zappacosta who shoots but pulls the shot wide of David De Gea’s goal.

The full time whistle goes and Manchester United have done it!

Paul Pogba punches the air, Cristiano Ronaldo lets out a big roar and sinks to his knees.

A brilliant European night for Manchester United.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 21:54


Man Utd 3 – 2 Atalanta

90+2 mins: Palomino clatters into Shaw and Man Utd win a free kick just inside Atalanta’s half. Matic is booked for time-wasting and Maguire eventually punts the free kick up to Ronaldo who tries to keep it in the corner.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 21:51


Man Utd 3 – 2 Atalanta

90 mins: Four minutes of added time to play. The announcement is met by a groan and a chorus of boos from the Man Utd fans. Ronaldo wins a free kick from nothing in his half own.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 21:49


Man Utd 3 – 2 Atalanta

88 mins: Cavani is back to do his defensive duties against Maehle who manages to win a corner for the visitors. Fred goes down with a pulled hamstring.

He’s replaced with Matic before the corner is taken and the substitute gets to the set piece to head it behind.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 21:46


Man Utd 3 – 2 Atalanta

86 mins: United knock the corner ball short to Fernandes who attempts to cross the ball with the outside of his right foot but Atalanta clear their lines.

Game management is crucial now, can United hold on to this lead?

Michael Jones20 October 2021 21:44


Man Utd 3 – 2 Atalanta

84 mins: Nemanja Matic is getting ready to come on. Manchester United have made an incredible comeback in this half. Sancho plays Wan-Bissaka into the right side of the box and the right-back wins another corner.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 21:43


GOAL! Man Utd 3 – 2 Atalanta (Ronaldo, 81’)⚽️

81 mins: RONALDO! Manchester United maintain the pressure after they have a corner cleared. The ball comes out to Shaw who curls it back into the middle of the box. Ronaldo runs at the ball, jumps in front of Palomino and heads the ball into the bottom corner. United are in front! What a game!

Michael Jones20 October 2021 21:39


Man Utd 2 – 2 Atalanta

80 mins: Save! United are in again! Shaw finds Ronaldo who slots it into the box for Fernandes. He cuts onto his left foot and hits it at goal but Musso comes out and palms it away with his right hand!

Michael Jones20 October 2021 21:38


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