Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini has revealed he jokingly told Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo to ‘go to hell’ after the Portuguese scored a brace for Manchester United in the 2-2 draw against Atalanta.
Gasperini opened up on the conversation he had with United star Ronaldo shortly after the final whistle.
“Lately we have conceded a few too many goals, but this means that we have room for growth,” he said.
“The third goal, as was the case in Manchester, probably would have closed it. They then throw many quality men forward and often recover like this.
“The game seemed in our hands, we came away with little from the two performances we produced against them.
“Ronaldo? What can I say, it’s incredible, crazy, he never pulls out.
“Some even managed to say he was a problem, imagine Ronaldo as a problem!
“He never gets it off target – half the time he scores, half the time it is saved. And for some it was a problem…
“In the end I said to him, “You know what we say in Italy, go to hell’.”
Gasperini went on: “Cristiano is just incredible. If there is anyone you want a chance to fall to… and it’s a difficult chance.
“He keeps his eye on the ball and his technique on that volley is incredible.”