Ronaldo was once again the hero after scoring in his side’s 3-2 victory over Atalanta.
Ronaldo, despite his age, remains just as lethal infront of goal, as he has for many years, and today showed why Manchester United repurchased him this season. Ronaldo, purchased to score goals, despite the earlier purchase of Cavanni, again scored, this time with his head, to to fire United through with his last gasp winning goal. United, who were matched by Atalanta, won a thrilling contest at Old Trafford, much to the delight of the fans.
Despite first half Atalanta goals from Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral, Ronaldo’s goal, plus two more from Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire, gave the Reds a 2 point lead in Group F.
Ronaldo’s Decisive Goal…And The Afters
Ronaldo – who is the highest goalscorer in Champions League history, had some detractors following a benign performance in the defeat to Leicester. However, today’s performance showed why he is true class, always rising for the big occasion.
‘He’s great in front of goal. If anyone wants to criticise him for work-rate or attitude, just watch this game….Just watch how he runs around.’
Ronaldo, never short of a word, similarly was full of praise for the team, saying on Instagram: