Anthony Elanga came on to salvage a draw as Manchester United produced one of the close football results of the midweek action in the Champions League. They joined the rest of the three English teams to remain unbeaten, Joao Felix opened the scoring in the seventh minute before Elanga came off the bench to score the equalizer in the 80th minute.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak (6), Savic (7), Gimenez (7), Mandava (7), Vrsaljko (7), Llorente (6), Kondogbia (8), Herrera (8), Renan Lodi (7), Correa (7), Joao Felix (8).
Subs: Griezmann (n/a), Lemar (n/a).
Man Utd: De Gea (6), Lindelof (5), Varane (5), Maguire (6), Shaw (5), Fred (6), Pogba (5), Rashford (4), Bruno Fernandes (5), Sancho (5), Ronaldo (5).
Subs: Alex Telles (6), Wan-Bissaka (6), Matic (6), Elanga (7), Lingard (n/a).
Man of the match: Joao Felix.
Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick: “To start with, we could do with him in aerial duels, set-pieces, free-kicks for and against us. All three center-halves were in good shape, but after seven minutes we were 1-0 down the plan was in the dustbin. I knew this was not his best position, when we had Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the ball and Alex Telles, we had more possession and more assistance from the wings. In the end, due to the early goal, it was difficult. In the second half, we showed in quite a few moments how we have to play. It will be different at home in front of 75,000 fans and more conviction than we did in the first half. Against the ball and with the ball we were far too apprehensive. It’s difficult to prevent the early goal – it was a brilliant cross and sprint to the front post – but we have to be more aggressive.”
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