Cristiano Ronaldo insists Man United ‘never give up’ and claims ‘the Theatre Of Dreams is on fire’ following his dramatic decisive goal in comeback victory as Gary Lineker hails the star as ‘the best attacking header ever’
- Manchester United conceded two goals in the first half against Atalanta
- But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side pulled off a dramatic 3-2 comeback victory
- United star Cristiano Ronaldo headed home the decisive goal in the 81st minute
- The Portugal international took to Instagram to claim his side ‘never give up’
- an United 3-2 Atalanta: Cristiano Ronaldo completes second-half comeback
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive goal in a sensational Manchester United comeback in the Champions League to send Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side top of Group F.
United went behind when Atalanta netted two goals inside half an hour. But Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire levelled after the break before Ronaldo headed home on 81 minutes to crown the victory.
The Portugal star’s redeeming strike boosted Solskjaer’s side to the the top of their group after having been bottom when 2-0 down.
Cristiano Ronaldo was Manchester United’s matchwinner as they beat Atalanta 3-2
Ronaldo rose to meet a Luke Shaw cross to head the Red Devils into the lead on 81 minutes
Following United’s theatrics on the pitch, Ronaldo took to Instagram to praise the atmosphere at the Theatre of Dreams.
Alongside the post of photos from the game, he wrote: ‘Yes! The Theatre Of Dreams is on fire! We are alive! We are Man. United and we never give up! This is Old Trafford!’
Gary Lineker lead the praise for the Red Devils star, hailing him as the ‘best attacking header of a football the game has ever seen’.
Piers Morgan was among those to take to social media and praise the Portugal star’s goal
While Piers Morgan boldly claimed both he and Ronaldo’s long-standing rival Lionel Messi would turn to the Portugal international ‘to score a last minute goal to save his life ‘.
Some fans took to social media to recognise the feat the five-time Ballon d’Or winner achieved on Wednesday.
One account highlighted that the winner was Ronaldo’s 140th career headed goal, while even the Guinness World Records chimed in to note that he had extended his record for the most goals scored in the Champions League.
The Guinness World Records joined fans in highlighting the United star’s achievements
Other football fans saw the amusing side, suggesting that Ronaldo’s performance saved Solskjaer’s job.
‘In Madrid these celebrations were like once every UCL trophy, Ole is making Ronaldo do it on matchday 3,’ wrote one.
Meanwhile, another joked that Ronaldo ‘really didn’t want to play in the Europa League’.
Other fans saw the amusing side, insisting Ronaldo ‘didn’t want to play in the Europa League
While others just seemed to be in awe of the United legend, with Red Devils fans in particular thanking him for the attacking display.
‘People will talk about this man in 500 years. Something else,’ wrote one, while another claimed they ‘didn’t even have words’.
Other fans thanked Ronaldo for his display, insisting he belongs in footballing folklore
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