Cristiano Ronaldo, what was he doing a party more than discreet, appeared in the 95th minute to give an epic and cathartic victory to a Manchester United who was no better than him Villarreal, but that he had the '7' on his side in the final sigh (2-1).
The yellow ones, who forgave the unforgivable, came forward by means of Paco Alcacer, but they found the instant reaction of Alex Telles, with a goal from outside the area, and an imperial De Gea, who avoided every attempt by the Villarreal forwards, until 30 seconds from the end, Cristiano appeared to leave the three points at home.
United fell a barrage in the first part of which he escaped unscathed without deserving it. Because only the bad aim of those of Unai emery and a masterful From Gea made them go unscathed to rest.
The fireworks started it Danjuma, who broke him every time he faced Dalot. The winger, a former Premier League player, took good advantage of the casualties on United's sides to find a highway and, although he missed his first heads-up with a tame shot to De Gea's tame, he whetted his appetite for everything. what came next.
The Spaniard had a lot of work, who took out a sensational mitt to a shot with the inside of Danjuma and who then saw him walk through his right post shot from the front of Alcácer, who had taken advantage of Varane's terrible control failure to stand alone in the area.
The deluge was stopped a bit by United with a high shot from Cristiano in a corner and a ball that almost got into his own goal Alberto Moreno at intercept a pass from Pogba, but Villarreal continued in search of the goal, to run into De Gea again and again.
Yeremi Pino left Telles sitting, United's plan B on the left flank, and his low shot It was covered again by the Spanish goal.
Not knowing how United reached the break with 0-0, but the joy was short-lived when the time off was exhausted. A few minutes after returning, Danjuma, after an exquisite pass from Trigueros, He won the game against Dalot and took a center with the toe that Alcácer pushed.
United at that time had zero points in two games, but re-emerged in a corner. Out of nowhere, in a play of strategy, Bruno Fernandes put the ball out of the box so that Telles would splice it to the network. Great goal and extra life for a United that was then with possibilities.
They could be losing 1-4, But the scoreboard reflected a 1-1 that was gold for them, but that at the same time was not worth them because of what happened in Switzerland two weeks ago. Solskjaer moved the bench and looked for the match. He had it in the head of Cavani, who in his second game of the season touched 2-1.
In a crazy finale, Villarreal almost took him, but a double stop from De Gea to Danjuma prevented the English debacle. The point did not satisfy either of them, but it seemed the end of the film until the minute 94:30, when a head drop from Cristiano crashed into lingard, who falling to the ground had the skill to touch the ball just enough for it to reach Cristiano and burst it in front of Rulli.
Three points for a United that stays third in Group F and that leaves Villarreal bottom.
- Data sheet:
2 - Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles (Fred, 90); McTominay, Pogba (Cavani, m, 75), Bruno; Greenwood (Lingard, m.90), Cristiano and Sancho (Matic, m.75).
1 - Villarreal: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol (Mandi, m.73), Torres, Moreno (m.74); Capoue, Parejo, Trigueros (Estupiñán, m.61); Pino (Gómez, m.73), Alcácer (Dia, m.58) and Danjuma
Goals: 0-1. Alcacer, m.53, 1-1. Telles, m.60. 2-1. Christian, m.95.
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER). He admonished Greenwood (m.68), Telles (m.71) and Cristiano (m.95) by the locals, and Moreno (m.59), Pino (m.67), Albiol (m.69) and Peña (m.91) by visitors.
Incidents: Match corresponding to the second day of Group F of the Champions League played at Old Trafford (Manchester).