Ronaldo rescues ‘lucky’ Man Utd from more Villarreal misery


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer conceded Manchester United “lucked out” after Cristiano Ronaldo denoted his record-breaking 178th Champions League appearance with a 95th-minute victor to beat Villarreal 2-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday.


The five-time Ballon d’Or champ had scarcely compromised until he terminated past Geronimo Rulli for his fifth objective in as many games since getting back to United.


Solskjaer’s men were gazing intently at the barrel of another humiliating gathering stage exit from the Champions League after deservedly falling behind right off the bat in the second half to Paco Alcacer’s savvy finish.

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