Pitch Invader Tackled to The Ground After 'Attacking' Cristiano Ronaldo During Atalanta Comeback

Pitch Invader Tackled to The Ground After 'Attacking' Cristiano Ronaldo During Atalanta Comeback

  • Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Manchester United to a crucial UCL 3-2 win over Atalanta at Old Trafford
  • After the game, a pitch invader stormed the pitch grabbing the forward's shirt who needed the intervention of several stewards to get away from him
  • The forward took his celebrations to the cameras at full-time and was unaware a determined fan was heading his way in the background

Cristiano Ronaldo's 81st minute strike was all Manchester United needed to secure maximum points against spirited Atalanta at Old Trafford.

The 36-year-old scored a stunning header nine minutes before the end of the meeting to complete a dramatic comeback for the Red Devils in the encounter.

After the game, the Portuguese went to one of the cameras on the stand to celebrate the much-needed win but was unaware that a fan had other plans.

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Cristiano Ronaldo was grabbed by a pitch invader after inspiring Manchester United to a stunning comeback win. Photo: Virgin Media Sport.
Cristiano Ronaldo was grabbed by a pitch invader after inspiring Manchester United to a stunning comeback win. Photo: Virgin Media Sport.
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The supporter invaded the pitch and grabbed Ronaldo's jersey that the forward needed the intervention of the stewards to get away from the invader.

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United had earlier in the first half gone two goals down before Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire netted to cancel the double.

But it was Ronaldo's decisive goal that sent the Theatre of Dreams into raptures, with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner screamed into a television camera.

He appeared oblivious to the fact a determined fan had made his way to the pitch and headed his way according to Mirror UK.

Footages from the incident showed the fan in question grab Ronaldo's shirt from behind, leaving the United ace startled.

It took the intervention of a group of fleet-footed stewards to arrest the situation as they dragged him to the ground.

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Ronaldo went on to applaud the home fans before making his way down the tunnel and back to the dressing room.

Meanwhile, the 36-year-old is understood to have been desperate to prove his doubters wrong after an underwhelming performance during the Red Devils' 4-2 weekend defeat against Leicester City.

He will be looking to continue his heroics on Sunday, October 24, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's wards take on rivals Liverpool in the Premier League.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future at Manchester United remains uncertain following his side's poor run of results across competitions so far this campaign.

The Norwegian-born tactician signed a couple of high-profile players during the summer transfer window their effects are not showing on the performances of the club.

And following the recent 4-2 defeat to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, the pressure on the former attacker has greatly increased.

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