Player Ratings: A Historic United comeback against Atalanta!

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Manchester United vs Atalanta Summary

The comeback kings were back at it as Manchester United came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Atalanta. Manchester United made a bright start to proceedings. But Atalanta posed a threat each time they went forward. Atalanta’s Mario Pasalic broke the deadlock in the 14th minute when Mario Pasalic scored from point blank. They doubled their lead in the 27th minute when Merih Demiral headed home a corner. Several chances were created however Fred and Rashford failed to make them count.

United seemed to be rejuvenated in the second half against Atalanta. Rashford made up for the missed chance as he made it 1 – 2. McTominay came close to equalizing but his effort struck the bar before skipper Maguire levelled things 2 – 2 in the 75th Minute. Ronaldo completed the turnaround powering home  a header from Luke Shaw’s cross to send the Red Devil’s into a frenzy.

Manchester United vs Atalanta Player Ratings

David De Gea: 7.0 / 10

Atalanta scored as he was once again let down by the defence in front of him. Produced a brilliant double save with the scoreline at 1-2 to keep Manchester United in the game.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 6.0 / 10

He didn’t have much to give offensively, and he didn’t have much to offer defensively. After the interval, he stepped it up a notch and made numerous driving rushes forward while exuding terrific enthusiasm. However, his final output still need improvement.

Victor Lindelof: 5.0 / 10

Retained in the side in the absence of Raphael Varane. Struggled to deal with Luis Muriel and his positioning was suspect on a number of occasions, including for the opener. Duvan Zapata handed him over far too easily for a chance in the second half.

Harry Maguire: 6.5 / 10

He didn’t fare much better than his defensive counterpart. At the back, they were not safe enough, and they might have done more to prevent the second goal. But he made up for it with a fantastic finish that brought United back into the game.

Luke Shaw: 6.5 / 10

Caught out of position for the opening goal. Then Demiral easily beat him for the second goal. After the break, they improved at both ends of the field and delivered a beautiful cross for Ronaldo to score the game-winner.

Fred: 6.0 / 10

Fred came on the field with his customary vim and intensity, although his passing wasn’t always accurate. Forced a save in the first period. Then squandered a great chance to score right before half-time. He worked his socks off till late in the game when he was taken off.

Scott McTominay: 5.0 / 10

The Scotsman, who was reinstated to the starting XI at the expense of Paul Pogba, did not have the greatest of nights. Was unable to prevent Pasalic from scoring the game’s first goal. In the middle, he appeared to be easily overwhelmed.

Bruno Fernandes: 6.0 / 10

Despite not being at his best, he completed the game with two assists and the most chances created, demonstrating his worth. Endured a difficult first period when his passing was off the radar and work rate was not up to the usual level.

Mason Greenwood: 5.0 / 10

Began well, pressing from the front and attempting to make things happen, but faded with time and was unable to make a significant effect on the proceedings. He was taken off, With twenty minutes remaining on the clock.

Marcus Rashford: 7.0 / 10

The England international looked threatening every time he charged at the defence in his opening game of the season. However, he was let down by the final product, as he wasted a pair of excellent scoring opportunities in the first quarter. Redeemed himself with a superb finish to score United’s opening goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo: 7.5 / 10

In the first half, Ronaldo displayed some excellent touches. However, United lacked the service to threaten a goal. Early in the second quarter, he had a wonderful chance to score, but he failed to take it. His work rate that night was likewise outstanding.


The result typified Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s entire tenure at Manchester United. The team once again rising to the occasion when their backs were against the wall. The thrilling 3-2 victory means that the Red Devils are now at the top of Group F.

Author: Aditya Desai