Following their 2-2 away draw with Atalanta, Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has commented on the team’s Champions League performance. Ronaldo – ‘We were a little bit unlucky in the end but it is football’.
And it was Cristiano Ronaldo who scored both Manchester United goals of the evening. Unfortunately, both goals came as equalizing efforts after Atalanta had already taken 1-0 and 2-1 leads, so they barely drew.
Ronaldo’s number 126 and 127 goals for the Reds both came in extra time of the first and second halves. With this brace, the Portuguese striker has now surpassed his own manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer registered a total of 126 goals for the club back in his day with United.
Cristiano Ronaldo Reflects on the Champions League Draw with Atalanta
“It was a difficult game, I know when we play in Bergamo it is always difficult,” the Portuguese said about Manchester Untied’s 2-2 tie with Atalanta in UEFA Champions League Group F last night, BBC reports.
“We never give up, we believe until the end, it is a good result for us and I am so happy. The beginning was tough, we knew Atalanta would do a lot of pressure, they have a fantastic coach – when I played at Juventus, they were always difficult to play against.”
Continued Ronaldo: “We were a little bit unlucky in the end but it is football. There’s still a room for improvement, we have different players, different system and we have to adapt to each other, it will take time.
“We have time to improve and be better.”
Manchester United remain the leaders of the Group F, along with Villareal, with both teams having 7 points. These are the standings after 4 UCL rounds with two yet to play.