Manchester United came from behind to beat Villarreal in an action-packed Champions League Group F match thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury-time winner.
After another disappointing United performance, the rematch of last season’s Europa League final, which the Spanish side won on penalties, appeared to be heading for a draw, but summer signing Ronaldo stroked home from Jesse Lingard’s lay-off to spark jubilant scenes at Old Trafford.
In the first seven minutes, United started strongly, with Bruno Fernandes scooping over and Ronaldo missing the target with a header.
Villarreal assumed control after that, but they were unable to strike in a first half in which they generated numerous chances. David de Gea, United’s goalkeeper, produced crucial reflex saves to deny Arnaut Danjuma and Paco Alcacer, as well as Yeremi Pino.
Ronaldo’s goal gives Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team their first victory, while Atalanta beat Young Boys 1-0 to move to the top of the group.
Source: BBC Sport