Ole Solskjaer Compares Ronaldo With Top Basketball Legend After Brace Against Atalanta

Ole Solskjaer Compares Ronaldo With Top Basketball Legend After Brace Against Atalanta

Ibitoye Shittu
  • Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday night scored brace for Manchester United in their 2-2 draw against Atalanta
  • Ole Solskjaer has hailed his performance in the Champions League game comparing him with Michael Jordan
  • Ronaldo has been impressive since he returned to Manchester United and the Portuguese has scored nine goals in 11 games

Ole Solskjaer who is Manchester United manager has compared Cristiano Ronaldo with Basketball legend Michael Jordan following his impressive performance on Tuesday night.

Cristiano Ronaldo once again proved that he is a reliable forward as his brace saved the Red Devils from a defeat against Italian side Atalanta in Champions League tie that ended 2-2.

Following their embarrassing home defeat against Liverpool in the Premier League, Manchester United stars redeemed themselves by beating Tottenham in which Cristiano Ronaldo scored.

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo in action. Photo by Jonathan Moscrop
Source: Getty Images

After the win against Spurs, they traveled to Italy for their game against Atalanta and it was Ronaldo again who caused pains for the fans of the Italian side.

In the first leg match played at Old Trafford, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner for Manchester United in what was a perfect comeback.

According to the report on talkSPORT, Ole Solskjaer explained that Cristiano Ronaldo is an important player for Manchester United this season.

Ole Solskjaer's comment about Ronaldo

“Cristiano for us is like Michael Jordan for Chicago Bulls,” Solskjaer said. “No one can question the character of these players.
“They just don’t give up and they don’t give in and they keep going. We had to make a few changes, and they worked.
“It was a tight game that flowed both ways. I think their first goal was offside because he interferes with David’s view and the second goal is very close.''

Paul Merson Makes Stunning Statement About Cristiano Ronaldo After UCL Brace at Atalanta

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo was hailed by former professional player Paul Merson for his incredible show for Manchester United on Tuesday night, November 2, in their Champions League tie against Atalanta.

Ole Solskjaer and his wards in this encounter escaped defeat in this Champions League tie thanks to stunning brace from Cristiano Ronaldo which gave the Red Devils a point.

It was Cristiano Ronaldo who also scored the winner for Manchester United last two weeks against Atalanta as the Red Devils came back to record a win at Old Trafford.

Having lost the first battle in England, Atalanta players started the return leg impressively against Manchester United and waited until the 12th minute before Josip Ilicic netted the opener beating goalkeeper David de Gea.