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Gian Piero Gasperini reveals what he told Cristiano Ronaldo after Atalanta-Manchester United Champions League clash

Ali Shibil Roshan
Gasperini was seen speaking with Ronaldo after final whistle
Gasperini was seen speaking with Ronaldo after final whistle / Emilio Andreoli/GettyImages
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Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has revealed what he told Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese striker twice scored to salvage a point for Man Utd in their 2-2 draw with the Italian side.

Atalanta led twice in the game, only to be pegged back by Ronaldo on both occasions. After Josip Ilicic put the hosts ahead on 12 minutes in Bergamo, Ronaldo restored parity on the stroke of half-time, finishing off a free-flowing Man Utd move.

The hosts looked to have sealed the victory as Duvan Zapata scored on 56 minutes, but Ronaldo had other ideas, producing an excellent strike to salvage a point for Red Devils in the first minute of the injury time.

Gasperini was seen speaking with Ronaldo after the end of the match, and the Atalanta coach revealed to Sky Italia what he told the five-time Ballon d'Or winner. "At the end of the match, I spoke with Ronaldo," Gasperini told Sky Italia [via Goal]. "He's an incredible player, some even call him a problem.

"That’s a nice problem to have. He rarely gets it off target; half the time he scores, half the time it is saved."

He added: "I told him, 'You know what we say in Italy? Go to hell'."


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