Another goal in discount and once again Manchester United rescued. The new idyll of Cristiano Ronaldo and the ‘Red Devils’ is reaching the ceiling in the Champions League, his fetish competition and in which he has already accumulated five goals after the double that he did this Tuesday at Atalanta.
His coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who continues to lead the team largely because of the Portuguese’s goals, compared him to another legendary figure in the sport after the game: “It was like having Michael Jordan,” said the Norwegian, recalling the whiplash. Cristiano in the discount that prevented the defeat in Bergamo.
«It is not good that we concede two goals, but then Cristiano arrives and creates moments like that. Some teams have certain players and that is why they are Manchester United and that is why they are champions like the Chicago Bulls. “
With his two goals in Italy, the first after a great heel from Bruno Fernandes and the second in the last gasp, Cristiano widens the gap with Leo Messi in the race for being the top scorer in the Champions League. The Argentine adds three goals in this edition for Cristiano’s five. In total, the Portuguese leads with 140 goals, for Messi’s 123, who will also not be able to score anything this day due to being injured.
Cristiano, who has won the Golden Boot of the competition seven times and holds the record for goals in one edition (17), at 36 years old (he turns 37 in February) this Wednesday he became the Manchester United player of more age to score two or more goals in a European match and the first footballer since Ruud Van Nistelrooy in 2003 to score in four Champions League matches in a row wearing the ‘Red Devils’ jersey.
«We believed until the end and we did not give up. I helped my team get a point and that’s why I’m happy, “said Cristiano, who was also coming from a fantastic weekend.
The Portuguese saved the head of his coach with a great performance in London. Goal and assist in 70 minutes, before going to rest, to break a four-game league drought, the longest since he left Real Madrid in 2018.
«Cristiano is getting better every time. Every time it feels better. He could not have a normal preseason and now is when he is picking up more speed, “added Solskjaer.
His next goal is through an old rival like Pep Guardiola. Manchester United will receive Cristiano this Saturday with the mission of avoiding another humiliation like the one suffered ten days ago when Liverpool nailed them 0-5 at Old Trafford.
The match is vital for United to show that they can compete against the best and for Cristiano to show himself against his black beast from his early years at the Santiago Bernabéu, Guardiola, and against the annoying neighbor of the ‘Sky Blues’. Cristiano will have to dress again as Michael Jordan. EFE (HN)