'That was a Michael Jordan moment' - Solskjaer delighted as Cristiano Ronaldo rescues Man United once again

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to rescue Manchester United against Atalanta
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to rescue Manchester United against Atalanta /

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed footballing icon, Cristiano Ronaldo as the striker once again came to their rescue by scoring twice to help the Red Devils claw back to draw their Champions League clash with Atalanta 2-2 on Tuesday.

Ronaldo scored twice on the night, with his second goal coming in extra time to ensure that United came away the game with a point. In fact, the 36-year-old had engineered consecutive comeback victories in each of United's last two European outings, and once more was the man that the side looked up to in order to get them back in the game.

Solskjaer who is under huge pressure following United's poor run of recent results, compared Ronaldo's performance to that of one of the NBA's finest-ever players in Michael Jordan.

"We kept going, we had a good attitude, we are fit, we did the same as at Old Trafford, we got a goal and we got a very important point. [Ronaldo] is incredible, if there's anyone you want the ball to fall to in the last minute, it's him. He's the best goalscorer alive, and it's hard for me to say that because he just went past me with his two goals, now he's got one more goal for Man Utd than me, but well done!," he said post the game.

"That last goal there, that must be a Michael Jordan moment when he wins championships in extra time. No-one can question the attitude and character of these players, they never give up, and sometimes we play better than tonight but as long as I see that attitude every time, the quality will come."

The draw on the night meant that United jumped to top spot in the Group F standings with seven points, level with Villarreal.