Manchester United

Twitter reacts as Manchester United save Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with comeback win

Max Cooper
Saved by the bell
Saved by the bell / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit

How are we all doing, Manchester United fans? Still alive and kicking after that one?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a man under pressure, and there could probably have been no worse fixture than welcoming the ultimate underdog, and secretly deadly, Atalanta to Old Trafford on Wednesday. A victory was essential, no matter how it came.

Happy Man Utd GIF by Manchester United - Find & Share on GIPHY

... With that in mind, let's have a look back at how the evening unfolded, as the Red Devils somehow escaped with a 3-2 win, and their Norwegian boss was able to smile and stick that thumb in the air once more.

The night got off to a bad start, as Man Utd fell behind to Atalanta - well, Atalanta's B team, given the amount of injuries to key players. A well-worked Mario Pasalic goal put the visitors ahead, and sent Twitter falling off its collective chair with laughter.

Immediately, fingers began to be pointed, with plenty landing on the six-packed figure of Cristiano Ronaldo, and the negative 'vibez' he's carried since the goals dried up.

We didn't have time to pick ourselves up off the floor before Atalanta added a second! Right then, it looked to be curtains for Solskjaer, and Twitter was already planning the path for his successor.

Some had been hoping for a bigger name to follow the Norwegian...

Although as for Antonio Conte, others already predicted disaster.

But just when supporters had started dreaming of a life after Solskjaer, and were already imagining the social media output of their stars...

Man Utd woke up. Marcus Rashford kicked off the scoring, Harry Maguire pulled the Red Devils level, and that set the stage for one man to steal all the headlines. Now, who could that be?

Oh yeah, that guy. Ronaldo completed the comeback, saving Solskjaer's skin and keeping Man Utd's Champions League hopes alive for another week. Never in doubt.

Just give the interim job to him, guys. Oh wait, you mean Ole isn't going to be fired now?

It's never boring in Manchester.


facebooktwitterreddit