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Cristiano Ronaldo’s reaction to Anthony Elanga’s Man Utd goal is brilliant to watch

Manchester United were dug out of a hole by Anthony Elanga in their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.

The 22-year-old struck in the closing stages of the contest, coolly slotting past Jan Oblak after Joao Felix had put the hosts in front.

And Cristiano Ronaldo, on his return to the Spanish capital, was delighted at the youngster’s important contribution.

It certainly wasn’t Manchester United at their vintage best against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.

Yet Ralf Rangnick’s side showed guts and guile at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, passing a character test at the very least.

It looked as though it would be a long evening for the Red Devils when Felix struck in the seventh minute, with the Portugal international expertly heading home.

But Elanga, on as a substitute, netted in the 80th minute to earn a draw for his side.

United players were delighted for their team-mate, who has now scored three goals this season – with all of his efforts coming under Rangnick.And that includes Ronaldo, too.

Sometimes, over the years, the Portugal international has been subdued when it’s not him stealing the show or making the headlines.

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