'I told Ronaldo to go to hell'

UEFA Champions League

With Cristiano Ronaldo seen having a word with Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini after he secured a late draw for Manchester United on Tuesday, the Italian manager has revealed what their exchange was about.

Ronaldo once again grabbed the headlines in the UEFA Champions League this week, similar to when he produced a match-winning performance in United's 3-2 win over the Serie A side at Old Trafford two weeks ago, only this time the Red Devils could only manage a point from their 2-2 draw. 

Scroll through the mini-gallery above to see Ronaldo's goalscoring record against Atalanta, per Transfermarkt

The 36-year-old's dramatic brace on Tuesday night saw him equalise for the Red Devils twice, during the stoppage time of both halves. 

After the final whistle, Atalanta boss Gasperini and the ex-Juventus attacker, who are familiar with each other from their time together in Serie A, were seen having a little chat out on the pitch, and the Italian tactician has since revealed that he had light-heartedly admonished the Portugal superstar for his late equaliser. 

"Ronaldo? What can I say, it's incredible, crazy, he never pulls out," Gasperini said after the game, per the Metro.

"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.' 

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"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 [for his second goal] is incredible." 

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