Manchester United will look to put a stranglehold on its Champions League Group F lead when it travels to Bergamo, Italy, for a match against rising Euro power Atalanta, which allowed the Red Devils to come from behind to claim a 3-2 win in their last head-to-head matchup at Old Trafford.
Atalanta played well in that match and seized a commanding 2-0 lead, only for Man United to storm back in the second half with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the late game-winner to stun La Dea. This time with the home crowd on its side, Atalanta will hope it can replicate its first-half performance and secure a win, which would see it overtake United in the Group F standings with two matches left to play.
The Red Devils aim to continue a resurgence in the wake of a humiliating 5-0 Premier League home loss to Liverpool that nearly cost manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job. The Norwegian coach was allowed to continue and immediately changed Man United’s formation to a 3-5-2 that worked to near perfection in a 3-0 road win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Solskjaer is using the same tactical setup in Italy for the match against an Atalanta side that is in fifth place in the Italian Serie A and is coming off a last-minute 2-2 home draw against Lazio.
Sporting News will be watching the Atalanta vs. Man United match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they are available.
Atalanta vs. Manchester United live score
ATA — Josip Ilicic (Duvan Zapata) — 12th min.
(All times Eastern)
21st min.: Duvan Zapata escapes behind the Man United back line and his shot just misses the top right corner. ManU’s back line didn’t respond well to that one.
20th min.: Ronaldo header! It’s been all Man United in the last few minutes. A Pogba cross from the right is flicked by Ronaldo toward goal, but it’s off the mark.
17th min.: First time shot by Luke Shaw that bounces off the ground and over the bar. That cross came from the right and Shaw was in the box ready to receive it.
14th min.: Chance for Ronaldo! But Atalanta goalkeeper Juan Musso gets to the ball just before the Man United striker.
12th min.: Goal Atalanta! Duvan Zapata gets played in behind and he sends a clever ball across the box to Josip Ilicic who takes it first time and it somehow gets past David De Gea.
5th min.: Man United hits the post! Scott McTominay with a shot toward goal that’s deflected and catches the ‘keeper wrong-footed. And it rolls slowly off the left post.
1st min.: We’re off. Both teams with identical formations. We’ll see how they match up.
3:59 p.m.: Fans are up for this one:
2:54 p.m.: Video of the players walking the field at the Gewiss Stadium.
2:30 p.m.: The scene of today’s Champions League match:
Atalanta vs. Manchester United lineups
Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini continues to be missing a list of players as in the case of the match at Old Trafford: Robin Gosens, Rafael Toloi, Hans Hateboer, and influential midfielder Matteo Pessina. Duvan Zapata gets the chance to start the match this time with Luis Muriel coming off the bench.
Atalanta starting lineup (3-4-3, 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 (c), 77-Davide Zappacosta — 88-Mario Pasalic, 91-Duvan Zapata, 72-Josip Ilicic
Atalanta subs (10): 31-Francesco Rossi-GK, 57-Marco Sportiello-GK, 13-Giuseppe Pezzella, 18-Ruslan Malinovskyi, 42-Giorgio Scalvini, 59-Aleksei Miranchuk, 66-Matteo Lovato, 19-Berat Djimsiti, 9-Luis Muriel, 99-Roberto Piccoli
With Paul Pogba unavailable to play Premier League matches because of his three-game suspension for a red card received against Liverpool, he is inserted into the midfield to give Fred a chance to rest up for the big Manchester derby match coming up on Saturday. No Victor Lindelof in the matchday squad and Marcus Rashford pairs up with Cristiano Ronaldo in place of Edinson Cavani, who’s on the bench.
Manchester United starting lineup (3-5-2, left to right): 1-David de Gea-GK — 3-Eric Bailly, 19-Raphael Varane, 5-Harry Maguire (c), — 23-Luke Shaw, 6-Paul Pogba, 18-Bruno Fernandes, 39-Scott McTominay, 29-Aaron Wan-Bissaka — 7-Cristiano Ronaldo, 10-Marcus Rashford
Manchester United subs (12): 26-Dean Henderson-GK, 27-Alex Telles, 20-Diogo Dalot, 34-Donny van de Beek, 31-Nemanja Matic, 17-Fred, 14-Jesse Lingard, 8-Juan Mata, 25-Jadon Sancho, 9-Anthony Martial, 11-Mason Greenwood, 21-Edinson Cavani
How to watch Atalanta vs. Manchester United
- Date: Tuesday, Nov. 2
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: UniMas, TUDN
- Streaming (USA): fuboTV, Paramount+
- Streaming (Canada): DAZN
The Atalanta vs. Manchester United matchup will be available to watch in both English and Spanish. UniMas and TUDN will carry the broadcast on TV in Spanish and both channels are available to stream via fuboTV , which is available for new users with a free 7-day trial . The English-language broadcast is available via CBS streaming platform Paramount+.
DAZN has the UEFA Champions League rights in Canada and will stream the match for subscribers.
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