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Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo gave his stunned team-mates the hairdryer treatment after they went 2-0 down against Atalanta at half-time, before they came back and won 3-2 in the second half.
A United source told SunSport: “Cristiano addressed the whole team and told them that the performance was unacceptable.
“He asked if they were not ashamed and said this was not how Manchester United perform in front of their own fans.
“He told them they needed to win the game and, if they didn’t, they might not qualify for the next stage of the Champions League.”
Ronaldo wasn’t the only vocal player at half-time as Bruno Fernandes told manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to alter his tactics after the first-half horror, SunSport can exclusively reveal.
Solskjaer said the game was still there to be won if they played as a team and got the first goal in the second-half.
Fernandes then told the Norwegian head coach there needed to be a change in tactics and he had to drop deeper in order get on the ball more.
Speaking of Fernandes, Solskjaer claimed he is a ‘doubt’ ahead of Sunday’s clash with Liverpool.
He said: “It might be that I can pick from a fully fit squad, it might be that I’m without two or three and yes, Bruno might be one that might be a doubt, but he’s doing everything he can to be ready.
“It was a great effort and great atmosphere towards the end, another of the great Champions League nights at Old Trafford, a great comeback, which will bring some knocks and bruises, which normally you will expect.
“It’s Friday, the game’s on Sunday. We’ll give everyone time. We might have the whole squad back fit, we might be two or three players down.
“Today we didn’t have everyone but let’s see Sunday”