Who was Man Of The Match? David de Gea
Manchester United came from behind to beat Villarreal 2-1 at Old Trafford in the Champions League, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a stoppage-time winner.
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team having lost three of their past four games, including their Group F opening against Young Boys two weeks ago, there were plenty of eyes on United coming into the match. They also played the team that defeated them four months ago in the Europa League final.
Villarreal earned a lead in the 53rd minute when Paco Alcacer finished off a counter-attack by turning in Arnaut Danjuma’s low cross after wasting a number of chances in the first half.
Manchester United equalised with a well-worked free kick seven minutes later. Bruno Fernandes chipped the ball deep to Alex Telles on the left, who volleyed home a beautiful volley.
Villarreal should have been out of sight in the first half, but they ran against an outstanding David de Gea and were also culpable of some bad finishing without Gerard Moreno, their regular target man. Manchester United’s number 1, David De Gea, is our Man of the Match tonight.
United had been far from convincing in their initial group game away to Young Boys in Bern. In the closing minutes, a late cross from Fred found Ronaldo at the back post, and he headed it to Jesse Lingard, who laid it back to Ronaldo and he hammered home the winner.
It is United’s first point of the Champions League season, putting them in third place behind Young Boys and Atalanta, who are the early group F leaders. Villarreal stays at the bottom of the table.
Lets check out David de Gea’s MOTM worthy stats:
De Gea Stats:
Minutes played: 90
Pass accuracy %: 100