Solskjaer Reveals What He Told Man United Stars at Halftime to Inspire Comeback Over Atalanta

Solskjaer Reveals What He Told Man United Stars at Halftime to Inspire Comeback Over Atalanta

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised his Man United players for their resilient performance against Atalanta
  • United shockingly found themselves two goals down at half-time before they staged a dramatic comeback to win the tie
  • According to Ole, he was confident United would overturn the scoreline and salvage a favourable result
  • The win fired the Red Devils to the top of Group F with six points, two above second-placed Atalanta

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed he was confident Man United would overturn Atalanta's 2-0 lead to win at Old Trafford on Wednesday, October 20.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester United and Atalanta at Old Trafford on October 20, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised his Man United players for their resilient performance against Atalanta. Photo by Matthew Ashton.
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United, who went into the clash on the back of a string of poor performances found themselves trailing Atalanta by two goals to nothing at the break.

Mario Pasalic handed the Italian side's the lead in the 15th minute before Merih Demiral doubled the advantage before the half-hour mark.

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However, a resurgent United staged a thrilling second-half comeback to down their visitors to secure a vital win in the Champions League clash.

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Marcus Rashford initiated the fightback after pulling one back for the hosts in the 53rd minute, before skipper Harry Maguire levelling matters in the 75th minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo completed the turnaround with a trademark header in the 81st minute as United stormed to a glorious win.

Asked what he said at the break to inspire his wards to the comeback, Solskjaer said:

"Make sure we get the next goal because we will win the game."
"As long as we don’t concede a goal I was pretty sure we’d win the game because we did create chances in the first half as well and it was just about taking them," he added as quoted by Metro UK.

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Solskjaer, who has come under immense pressure in recent days went on to praise his players for turning up when it mattered most.

"But they never stopped believing, they kept on going, made a few mistakes, but they kept on going," the Norwegian noted.

He, however, hit out at clear mistakes in the first half that saw them go two goals down, insisting they cannot afford to keep making them.

Pitch invader tackled to the ground after 'attacking' Ronaldo during Atalanta comeback

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that after Man United comeback win against Atalanta, Cristiano Ronaldo went to one of the cameras on the stand to celebrate the much-needed win but he was unaware that a fan had other plans.

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.

Ronaldo appeared oblivious to the fact a determined fan had made his way to the pitch and headed his way.

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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.

Source: Legit

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