MANCHESTER UNITED stewards wrestled a pitch invader to the ground just INCHES away from a shocked Cristiano Ronaldo after an incredible chase.
The Portugal legend, 36, scored a towering header in the 81st minute to complete a dramatic comeback against Atalanta.
But supporters were in buoyant mood less than an hour later after Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Ronaldo all found the net.
At the sound of the full-time whistle, Ronaldo celebrated into the TV camera with a passionate roar.
But the five-time Champions League winner was blissfully unaware one partying fan was charging towards him.
In the background, the supporter can be seen leading Old Trafford stewards on an incredible, pitch-long chase.
Eventually, one steward manages to catch up and wrestle him to the floor just centimetres from Ronaldo.
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The pitch invader managed to grab the back of his jersey, with the Portuguese ace turning around in astonishment – only to see one of the stewards had slipped onto his backside.
Ronaldo saw the funny side of the debacle as he smirked and turned back to the camera.
After a brief check behind him again, Ronaldo continued his determined march back to the changing room.
Ronaldo has now bailed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer out of hot water TWICE in just three Champions League games this season.
The veteran forward scored a last-gasp winner off the bench against Villarreal before his headed effort on Wednesday night,
Ronaldo has never played in the Europa League before – and his crunch-time header ensure he may never do so.
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