Atalanta ATA Iličić (12'), Zapata (56')
2-2 FT
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Man Utd MUN Ronaldo (45+1, 90+1)
UEFA Champions League Gameweek 4
Nov 2, 2021 KO: 20:00

Atalanta - Man Utd

Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia Bergamo
Referee: Slavko Vinčič
Iličić 12'  
  45+1 Ronaldo
Zapata 56'  
  90+1 Ronaldo

Match preview

Three at the back again - How Manchester United could line up against Atalanta

Ole Gunner Solskjaer tinkered with the system and could keep it for Tuesday’s crunch match with Atalanta.

Manchester United will enter a must-win Champions League clash against Atalanta with renewed optimism after a treacherous last week.

Following the embarrassment of a 5-0 defeat at home against Liverpool, United turned it around with a 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the capital.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer changed the system to a back three for that win, and could opt to do so again in Tuesday night’s crunch match.

United had to come back from two down to beat Atalanta 3-2 a week ago, and a loss in Bergamo could have them outside the qualification places in Group F with just two games to go.

Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and the fit again Raphael Varane should resume their positions in the new-look back three, protecting David De Gea in goal.

Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are likely to remain in the wing-back roles, while question marks will surround the midfield composition.

Paul Pogba was suspended for the Spurs game, but his availability in the Champions League might not necessarily mean he is thrust straight back into the side.

Solskjaer will likely go for more solidity at the base of the midfield, meaning a potential inclusion for Nemanja Matic instead of Pogba, with Scott McTominay perhaps likely to make way.

That should leave Bruno Fernandes to roam in the final third as the No.10, and Marcus Rashford could come in to partner Cristiano Ronaldo in the front two in place of Edinson Cavani.

With a Manchester Derby to come this weekend, a big win in Bergamo could do United a great deal of good not only in their Champions League campaign, but also in setting up the rest of the season.

Manchester United starting XI versus Atalanta

United - Football tactics and formations

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Man Utd
  Average Match Rating  
5.0
  Home  
  Away  
6.8
5.0
  Total  
6.8

Match statistics

Atalanta
Statistics
Man Utd
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
9
9
Draws
6
3
Losses
5
8
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
38
35
Goals Per Game
1.90
1.75
More > 2.5 Goals
13
13
More > 3 Goals
9
7
Scored First in a Match
12
11
Scored Both Halves
8
6
Won More > 1 Goal
4
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
29
31
Did Not Score
2
3
Both Teams Scored
15
15
Kept Clean Sheet
4
2
Won Without Conceding
3
2
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
758
738
Possession
59
54
Passes
579
544
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
15
Shots on Target
4.90
5.15
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.15
Crosses
15
17
Offsides
1.61
2.53
Penalties
0.10
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.10
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
9.33
17
Interceptions
10
11
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
14
14
Total Shots Conceded
11
13
Shots on Target Conceded
4.26
4.74
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.14
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
14
9.95
Yellow Cards
2.40
2.00
Red Cards
0.15
0.10

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