Manchester United vs. Atalanta live score, updates, highlights from the UEFA Champions League
Halfway through the UEFA Champions League group stage, Manchester United face a home game that the Red Devils are desperate to win against Group F leaders Atalanta.
Manchester United enter the game in third place in the group, which would not be enough to advance to the round of 16, with the top two qualifying after the group stage. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have struggled as a group so far with a loss to Young Boys and a late win over Villarreal. The Red Devils aren’t exactly in sparkling form, having failed to win three consecutive English Premier League games.
Atalanta will not be child’s play. The team have been a reality in the Italian league in recent years and have qualified for the quarter-finals and round of 16 in the last two editions of the UEFA Champions League. They are a strong, attacking team that won’t be intimidated by the Old Trafford setting.
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Sporting News will watch the game live and provide scores updates, commentary and highlights as they occur.
Manchester United live score against Atalanta
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ATA – Mario Pasalic (David Zappacosta) – 15th min.
ATA – Merih Demiral (Teun Koopmeiners) – 29th min.
MANU – Marcus Rashford (Bruno Fernandes) – 53rd min.
MANU – Harry Maguire – 75th min.
MANU – Cristiano Ronaldo (Luke Shaw) – 81st min.
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81st minute: Cristiano Ronaldo scores! Man United canceled the result! Luke Shaw with a deep cross and Ronaldo stands up to pass Musso. Unbelievable.
80th minute: Juan Musso of Atalanta with the big stop on Bruno Fernandes. And Atalanta brings in Giuseppe Pezzella for Teun Koopmeiners.
75th min: Maguire marks! The captain was waiting at the far post and a cross made its way through traffic to Maguire. Cristiano Ronaldo faked it at Maguire.
73rd minute: SUB – Jadon Sancho replaces Mason Greenwood. It would be a great opportunity for him to have his first impact for the Red Devils.
71st minute: Double stop by David De Gea! They were both absolute rockets from Duvan Zapata and Ruslan Malinovskyi. The second shot goes for a corner. This led to another chance and a corner kick. The Atalante wants more.
68th minute: SUBS – Atalanta counter by modifying his attack with Aleksei Miranchuk and Ruslan Malinovskyi replacing Josip Ilicic and Mario Pasalic. With Zapata, the first three have fresh legs.
66th minute: SUBS – And this is Pogba and Cavani. It’s McTominay and Rashford making room. Rashford had received a blow after goal and looked embarrassed by it.
64th minute: What a stop at Musso d’Atalanta! Fernandes serves Ronaldo in the box and his shot in the defender’s legs is stopped in full extension. Meanwhile, Luke Shaw is booked on the Atalanta transition. This game is good.
63rd minute: Atalanta with two ranged shots from Maehle and Koopmeiners, but they don’t threaten. Atalanta returns in this match.
58th minute: Man United hits the post! Mason Greenwood with the cross from the right and McTominay crushed the goal and he put it from the right post.
57th minute: Now Pasalic and De Roon are receiving yellow cards back to back. Atalanta players are late for everything. It’s almost like Man United have new energy and Atalanta weren’t ready for it. Meanwhile, Duvan Zapata replaces Luis Muriel.
55th min: Atalanta’s Lovato gets a yellow for knocking Ronaldo down and it’s Cristiano himself who shoots the free kick, but it’s a tough angle and he can’t aim it.
53rd minute: Man United scores! Bruno Fernandes sent a nice assist on the left to Marcus Rashford and he finally beat Musso. It’s 2-1.
47th minute: Musso with the stop on Cristiano Ronaldo! He closed the angle and blocked it with his chest.
46th minute: Were out. Matteo Lovato replaces Merih Demiral.
Half-time: Manchester United 0, Atalanta 2
46th + min. : Take that back. It’s Rashford with the best half-time look. Demiral plays a ball badly over it and Rashford heads for the keeper and shoots him from the top of the crossbar.
44th minute: How lucky for Fred! It was United’s best chance in the first half. A nice pass from Bruno Fernandes sent him into the box with the ball on his right foot, but Fred curled it wide to the right. It could have changed the momentum of the game just before half-time.
42nd minute: What a tackle in the area from Merih Demiral on Marcus Rashford! The flag goes up, but Demiral celebrates it like he’s just scored again.
41st minute: Manchester United are struggling to cause defensive problems for this Atalanta side. Joakim Maehle cuts another pass.
36th minute: Cristiano Ronaldo wants a penalty! No way it’s called. Merih Demiral defended him well and Ronaldo lost his balance as he tried to shoot. Paul Pogba warms up.
35th minute: There has been no response from Manchester United after losing 2-0. What’s worrying for the Red Devils is that Villarreal also wins 2-0 on the road to Young Boys, where Man United lost.
31st minute: Demiral appeared to have a muscle problem and after scoring the goal he seemed to grab his hamstrings. Still no sign he might get out.
29 min. : Atalante goal! They lead 2-0. It’s Merih Demiral coming home on a corner from Teun Koopmeiners. Incredible turn of events. It was Harry Maguire who couldn’t follow Demiral on this room.
27th minute: Drawn by Cristiano Ronaldo in the box and he is stopped by Musso at the near post. Easy stop.
25 min. : Atalanta defends comfortably in their own half. It’s not taking too many risks with the press.
23rd minute: The Man United cross comes out of Jose Palomino’s arm in the box, but he was tightly wedged against his body. No penalty.
15th min: The Atalante takes the lead! Game worked well. Luis Muriel stretches the defense, the ball passes wide to the right to an unmarked Davide Zappacosta who is free to cross it to Mario Pasalic, who was waiting in the penalty area.
10th minute: Atalanta’s Juan Musso comes out of his line to catch a deflected shot from Bruno Fernandes. Moments later, Merih Demiral shoulders Ronaldo with a ball over it. Atalanta are absorbing what Man United have to offer so far. The Red Devils try to go vertical quickly and don’t give Atalanta a chance to prepare.
6th minute: Strong spell of possession for Atalanta. Even though he lacks a few players, La Dea is fearless and goes hand in hand. If the visitors were supposed to weather a storm, it is not from Manchester United.
3rd minute: Great luck for Man United! Marcus Rashford was scored on goal, but in the head-to-head against Atalanta Musso keeper he pushed him wide to the left. He is off the hook – the assistant raises the flag. He was offside.
1st minute: Were out. It should be a good one.
2:20 p.m. ET: It’s worth pointing out before kick-off that Atalanta didn’t really get a good night’s sleep.
Manchester United against Atalanta: the starting lineup
Marcus Rashford, who scored in his first appearance of the season against Leicester City, gets his first start. He will join Cristiano Ronaldo and Mason Greenwood on the front row, while Jadon Sancho is seated. Paul Pogba is the other surprise exclusion from the starting lineup, although his recent performances have been poor.
Manchester United starting eleven (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1-David de Gea-GK – 29-Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 2-Victor Lindelof, 5-Harry Maguire (c), 23-Luke Shaw – 17-Fred, 39-Scott McTominay – 11-Mason Greenwood, 18-Bruno Fernandes, 10-Marcus Rashford – 7-Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United substitutes (12): 26-Dean Henderson-GK, 27-Alex Telles, 3-Eric Bailly, 20-Diogo Dalot, 34-Donny van de Beek, 31-Nemanja Matic, 6-Paul Pogba, 14-Jesse Lingard, 8-Juan Mata, 25 -Jadon Sancho, 21-Edinson Cavani, 36-Anthony Elanga
For the very first clash against Manchester United, Atalanta decide to leave talented Ruslan Malinovskyi and Duvan Zapata on the bench, but they will likely be among the first substitutes. The team had to tinker with a back line, moving midfielder Marten de Roon to join the defenders.
Atalanta starting eleven (3-4-3, from left to right): 1-Juan Musso-GK – 6-Jose Palomino, 28-Merih Demiral, 15-Marten de Roon – 3-Joakim Maehle, 7-Teun Koopmeiners, 11-Remo Freuler, 77-Davide Zappacosta – 9-Luis Muriel, 88- Mario Pasalic, 72-Josip Ilicic
Atalante submarines (9): 31-Francesco Rossi-GK, 57-Marco Sportiello, 13-Giuseppe Pezzella, 18-Ruslan Malinovskyi, 42-Giorgio Scalvini, 59-Aleksei Miranchuk, 66-Matteo Lovato, 91-Duvan Zapata, 99-Roberto Piccoli
How to watch Manchester United vs Atalanta
- Dated: Wed 20 Oct
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV channel: UniMas, TUDN
- Streaming (United States): fuboTV, Paramount +
- Diffusion (Canada): DAZN
The Manchester United v Atalanta match will be available in English and Spanish. UniMas and TUDN will broadcast the TV broadcast in Spanish and both channels are available to stream through fuboTV, which is available to new users with a 7-day free trial. The English broadcast is available through the CBS Paramount + streaming platform.
DAZN owns the rights to the UEFA Champions League in Canada and will broadcast the game to subscribers.