Cristiano Ronaldo was back in action on Wednesday night for Manchester United’s third group stage match of this season’s Champions League.
Despite manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fielding a strong starting 11, the Red Devils, who hosted Atalanta, shockingly found themselves two nill down inside the game’s opening 30-minutes.
Having lost their first match against Young Boys, which they followed up with a dramatic win against Villarreal in their second group game, the Red Devils went into the break during Wednesday night’s match bottom of Group F.
However, following what was clearly a passionate team talk, United came roaring back and following second-half strikes from Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire, somehow managed to set up a tense finale.
Needing a goal with less than 10-minutes left in normal time, it was once again to be Ronaldo who came up with the goods when his side needed him the most.
Despite scoring a hugely important goal, a clip has recently emerged which shows the Portuguese superstar is still more than ‘just’ a goalscorer.
As the game against Atalanta approached its final minutes, the 36-year-old megastar was spotted sprinting back towards his own half and ended up providing Luke Shaw vital cover at left-back.
Pictures courtesy of BT Sport