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Fernandes urged Solskjaer to change his role for Man Utd fightback against Atalanta

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes urged manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to change his role for their Champions League fightback against Atalanta.

Fernandes asked Solskjaer to make a tactical change at halftime as United found themselves trailing Atalanta by two goals on Wednesday, says The Sun.

Goals from Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral gave the Serie A side a shock 2-0 lead at Old Trafford, before the hosts mounted a spirited comeback in the second half, capped by Cristiano Ronaldo's winner nine minutes from time.

Fernandes told Solskjaer he would have to drop deeper to be allowed to have a bigger influence on the game.

The ploy worked as Fernandes' split Atalanta's defence with a sublime pass to set up Marcus Rashford's goal just eight minutes after the restart.

United then drew level with 15 minutes left as Harry Maguire blasted home from close range, before Ronaldo capped the comeback with a thumping header to send United top of Group F.


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