Manchester United's three best players against Villarreal

Manchester United came from behind to beat Villarreal 2-1 thanks to a last-gasp Cristiano Ronaldo winner.

Paco Alcacer silenced Old Trafford when he gave the visitors the lead early in the second half.

Alex Telles equalised on the hour mark with a sensational volley from a clever Bruno Fernandes free kick.

With seconds remaining, Geronimo Rulli couldn’t keep out a Ronaldo strike that sent Old Trafford into raptures.

Here are the three best United players from the Champions League clash…

David de Gea

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David de Gea may have expected to have been busier with United’s back four missing three of their first choice starters, but the Spaniard kept his team in the game at times.

Arnaut Danjuma caused Diogo Dalot all sorts of problems, but luckily for the Portuguese right-back, United’s number one was there to bail him out time and time again.

With the game entering the final stages, De Gea parried a Moi Gomez shot which went into the path of Boulaye Dia, who looked to have a tap in, but De Gea somehow managed to get a hand on Dia’s headed effort.

Alex Telles and Raphael Varane then found a way to scramble the ball to safety.

De Gea is very much back to his best and tonight was a throwback to the times where it was the one man De Gea show.

Alex Telles

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Coming in for Luke Shaw was always going to be difficult, but with United crying out for a hero, Telles’ wand of a left foot lifted the Theatre of Dreams.

It was a great piece of individual brilliance at a time when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side Champions League hopes looked bleak.

The Brazilian was eager to get forward all game and whip in crosses to Ronaldo.

What a moment for the former Porto man to score his first goal for Manchester United.

Bruno Fernandes

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Eager to bounce back after his penalty miss against Aston Villa, Fernandes, who was wearing the captain’s armband in the absence of Harry Maguire, looked to drive and lead his team forward at every opportunity.

Fernandes’ desire to win at all costs is contagious and on a night when things could have been very different, United’s number 18 willed his teammates on.

It was the 27-year-old’s inch perfect cross that gave Telles the chance to volley United back into the game.

Powered on by the Old Trafford crowd, Fernandes was hassling, pressing and harrying the Villarreal players which brought the crowd to life.

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