Ronaldo salvage job masks Man Utd's failings

Manchester United's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions league group F football match between Manchester United and Atalanta at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 20, 2021. PHOTO/ AFP

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United were on course for a fifth defeat in eight games when Atalanta led 2-0 at half-time at Old Trafford on Wednesday

Cristiano Ronaldo's second coming at Manchester United has already produced two memorable moments with late winners against Villarreal and Atalanta to edge the Red Devils towards the last 16 of the Champions League.
However, Ronaldo's return has also come at a cost with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men increasingly looking like a disjointed bunch of talented individuals rather than a team.
United were on course for a fifth defeat in eight games when Atalanta led 2-0 at half-time at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

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