Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Champions League nights at Old Trafford are simply magical after Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winner against Villareal. Man United was on course for a share of the points against the Spanish side before scoring in the 95th minute to collect their first points of the campaign. Manchester United lost to Young Boys on the opening day of the season with the hosts scoring a late winner.
“Champions League Old Trafford is magic and sometimes history can help us. Tonight, Cristiano came up with a good goal, and Alex (Telles) scored a fantastic goal.” Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. “That’s what happens here at Old Trafford. It’s happened so many times before. We had to throw caution to the wind and we got lucky in the end. Getting the three points at home is important. We know we need to get to ten, maybe 12 points to go through. It’s a massive result for the team and for the spirit of the team as well. It’s a better way of winning a game than how we lost a few weeks ago. But that’s football, it’s just highs and lows and today we get a result that we’re delighted about.”
“He’s done that so many times,” he added. “When you saw him against the Republic of Ireland a few weeks ago [for Portugal], he missed a penalty early, didn’t touch the ball more or less and then scored two great headers in the last two minutes.”