Manchester United vs Atalanta LIVE: Champions League latest score, goals and updates from fixture tonight


Manchester United are back in action in the Champions League looking to take a big step towards the last 16 by securing back-to-back wins in Europe.

The Red Devils welcome Atalanta, with the Italians topping Group F on four points, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side tied for third with Young Boys and just one point behind, with Villarreal bottom on one point.

Solskjaer is under intense pressure following the defeat at Leicester to dent United’s title hopes, while Atalanta arrive at Old Trafford in good form having defeated Empoli 4-1, leaving them sixth in Serie A and a point outside the top four. But the Norwegian insists United can remain on course for the round of 16 with another win tonight following late drama through Cristiano Ronaldo’s winner to earn three points against Villarreal.

“As you do every time you lose a game of football you quickly evaluate and look at what went wrong, and of course you’ve got admit that a few things went wrong,” said the United boss. “Then you have to focus on the next game and how to correct what we haven’t been good enough at. The focus has been good. The minds have been on this game, it’s a chance to make up for the bad start we had in the group with the Young Boys defeat. If you go into halfway point in the group with two home wins then you’re on the way.”

Follow live updates from Old Trafford as the Red Devils look to kick-start their Champions League campaign:


Half-time: Man Utd 0 – 2 Atalanta

45+1 mins: Chance! It should be 2-2. Fred’s just missed a great chance and now Rashford hits the crossbar! Fernandes knocks the ball over the top and Demiral lets it bounce past away from him. Rashford nips into the box behind the defender, fires the ball over the goalkeeper and rattles the crossbar! He needs to score there. Atalanta lead by two goals at half-time.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 20:49


Man Utd 0 – 2 Atalanta

45 mins: Chance! Huge chance for Fred as Fernandes plays him into the box. He checks to the right, shuffles away from the centre-back and attempts to curl his shot into the far bottom corner but fires it wide of the post. That was the moment for Man Utd.

One minute of added time to play.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 20:46


Man Utd 0 – 2 Atalanta

44 mins: Josip Ilicic sends the ball into the middle of the final third where Muriel turns towards goal and hits one straight at David De Gea who makes the save.

Marcus Rashford is then played in behind the lines with a long ball and sprints into the box. He takes too long to get away a shot though and Demiral slides in to win the ball. Great defending, Demiral has been top class so far.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 20:44


Man Utd 0 – 2 Atalanta

41 mins: Fernandes swings a cross into the box from the right but sends it straight to Musso. Freuler gives the ball away to Wan-Bissaka who slips it into the box for Rashford. He loads up a shot but Demiral tackles him and clears the ball.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 20:42


Man Utd 0 – 2 Atalanta

38 mins: Jadon Sancho and Paul Pogba have both been sent out to warm up. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won’t make a change before half-time but he needs to do something.

Atalanta look comfortable with United passing the ball around their box. The home side have only drawn Musso into one difficult save so far.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 20:40


Man Utd 0 – 2 Atalanta

35 mins: A throw in from Ronaldo is given to Rashford who knocks it back to Fernandes. He passes the ball into the left side of the box where Ronaldo picks it up and cuts inside. He carries the ball across the box looking to shoot but gets tackled just as he lets fly and scuffs the shot well wide of the back post.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 20:37


Man Utd 0 – 2 Atalanta

32 mins: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might be starting to worry now. The ease at which Atalanta have scored both of those goals is a big problem for United. The visitors haven’t offered much else in front of goal but they’ve been clinical in the box.

The signs are there though that United can get back into this game. If they can find the next goal it’s game on.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 20:32


GOAL! Man Utd 0 – 2 Atalanta (Demiral, 29’)⚽️

29 mins: Uh oh. A great set piece from Atalanta sees Merih Demiral rise above Maguire and Shaw to win the header and fire home a simple header from inside the six-yard box.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 20:30


Man Utd 0 – 1 Atalanta

26 mins: Some tricky footwork sees Rashford create a touch of space on the left allowing to whip a cross in to Ronaldo beat Demiral beats him in the air to head the ball clear.

United get the ball back though and McTominay does well to play it into space on the right for Wan-Bissaka to get forward. He passes the ball inside to Ronaldo who turns, dribbles into the box and slots a low shot into the arms of Mussa.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 20:27


Man Utd 0 – 1 Atalanta

23 mins: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won’t be too worried. His team are playing well, they’re certainly making things happen around the Atalanta penalty area. The ball is comes to Fernandes on the edge of the box and his shot is blocked this time by Palomino.

Wan-Bissaka then whips a cross in from the right but Palomino is there again to stop the pass and knock it out of play.

Michael Jones20 October 2021 20:24


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