ALEX TELLES set Manchester United on their way to a brilliant comeback win with a stunning volley against Villarreal.
The left-back struck sweetly from a Bruno Fernandes free-kick to drag the Red Devils level.
Alex Telles fired in a stunning volley to get Man Utd back level with Villarreal[/caption]
Telles was overjoyed with his brilliant goal – his first for United[/caption]
The visitors were threatening to spoil the party as Ronaldo celebrated setting a Champions League appearance record.
Paco Alcacer fired the Spaniards ahead on 53 minutes as pressure on United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cranked up another notch.
The home side were looking short on inspiration until Fernandes’ free-kick out wide on the right.
As the likes of Ronaldo and Scott McTominay queued up to spring for headers, Fernandes instead chipped the ball out to the waiting Telles.
The Brazilian stepped up to hit a perfect volley through the crowded box for his first goal for the club.
United fans went wild on social media as Telles pulled their side level at 1-1.
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Fan ‘UTDCJ_’ wrote on Twitter: “You don’t hit them any better Telles son!”
‘ElliBurner’ said: “The technique on this goal from Telles was sublime, his left foot is something else”
And ‘F_Edits’ joked: “Telles just scored the goal I’ve tried to do on FIFA for the last five years.”
But more drama was yet to come at Old Trafford.
In the dying moments of the game, United launched attack after attack as they pushed for a winner.
Finally it was – who else – Cristiano Ronaldo who broke Villarreal’s stubborn defence.
After a cross into the box, Ronaldo nodded down to Jesse Lingard, who did brilliantly to put the ball back into the Portuguese’s path.
From a tight angle there was no chance Ronaldo was going to miss, as he fired home to get United off the mark in Group F.
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