After Cristiano Ronaldo’s last win against Villarreal, Ole Gunnar Soulsjെയർr described the Champions League nights at Old Trafford as “magical”.
Manchester United were on the verge of another European draw when Ronaldo returned home in the 95th minute to secure their first points of the Champions League campaign.
The Soulshaire praised the support of the home crowd on another important night at Old Trafford when the Young Boys were knocked out late two weeks ago.
He said: “Old Trafford Champions League is magic, sometimes history will help us. Tonight Cristiano scored a good goal and Alex scored. [Telles] Scored an amazing goal.
That’s what’s happening here at Old Trafford. It has happened many times before. We have to be careful, we are lucky in the end.
“It’s important to get all three points at home. We know we have to get to ten and pass 12 points. This is a great result for the team and the spirit of the team. This is the best way to succeed. The match we lost a few weeks ago. But this is football, it is only ups and downs, and today we have a happy outcome.
I like one win and one loss more than two draws. “
It was another goal for Ronaldo, who has played 178 times and topped the all-time Champions League standings.
“He’s done it many times,” Soldier said. “When you saw him against the Republic of Ireland a few weeks ago [for Portugal], He missed an early penalty, did not touch the ball more or less, and then scored two stunning heads in the final two minutes.
That is what he has been doing throughout his career. He is very strong mentally. He continues to play, and today I see him all day, how he built himself for this game, how much focus he has on the opportunity.
He’s very good in front of the goal, he influences everyone – the crowd, the players, everyone. “
Goalkeeper David de Gea was also praised for his world-class first-half saves to keep United in the draw.
Soulsjauer added: “It was a difficult summer after the final. He went to the Euros and didn’t play there, but he really came with a determination and conviction and the speed of work that I appreciated.
“He got the result he deserved today, because he saved us tonight, and we must speak realistically and say it. We have two great goalkeepers in Dean [Henderson] And Tom [Heaton] But tonight David deserves the Man of the Match from me. “
Fernandes: Forwards always have a scoring experience
Bruno Fernandez took the captain’s armor in the evening and said he was confident his team would win on Wednesday.
He said BT Sport: “I always had the feeling that we were going to win the game. When they scored I felt like I could get back on the field and change the tide.
After Alex’s goal, everyone felt the atmosphere was incredible, and the push of the fans was incredible. There were some great saves from David to keep the result at 1-1, and in the end Cristiano always said, it looks like they are scoring for the forward and they helped us once again.
“We finished the game with two advances that we knew Eddie and Cristiano were alive for when they were in the box, and we knew they could score at any time. That’s why when Eddie came on we started to make more crosses.
“It’s always hard to play against Spanish teams. We know they are playing well, they are good at the ball, we know the managers as in England.
“Their teams always play great football and they are well organized on defense. But I think we did a good job. Sometimes we have to be patient and not always compelling. The main thing was three points, and we did it.”
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