Mourinho hails 'fantastic' Manchester United win over Juventus

City have had the most 10+ pass sequences ending in a shot or a touch in the box

I thought Juve were very unfortunate to lose after looking great in possession and risky around the box, but as soon as Juan Mata stepped up to take that free-kick I had a feeling it was going in. There you have United winning, playing really well towards the end, but all the focus is still on what the manager did after the game.

Mourinho said: "Probably when Manchester United had heroics here (in 2003), Manchester United was the best team".

Mata had been on the field six minutes, Marouanne Fellaini too, but they were inspired substitutions.

The 22-year-old appeared to be on his way out of Old Trafford when the club fined him for returning late to pre-season training following the birth of his child, although he has flourished on the pitch in recent weeks to emerge as one of United's most important players.

United kept possession very patiently but without Romelu Lukaku did not have a clear threat up front.

"I think it's always good to be the outsider, so people expect bad of us and then we surprise people", said Pogba afterwards.

The Swedish journalist brought up the moment, "when you went out and celebrated, Juventus players were obviously very upset".

Bonucci floated a ball over the top of the defense and Ronaldo watched it over his shoulder before volleying into the top right corner. Another great goal in the Champions League for Ronaldo, and he seems to be collecting them at the Allianz Stadium after the unforgettable overhead kick for Real Madrid there last season.

Ronaldo's comments, coupled with his goal celebration, has been strongly criticized by a section of United fans on social media.

It is a big ask for United to stop them, and they will have to play much better than they did against Juve to stand a chance. His delivery from set pieces is one of the reasons why he is keeping Antonio Valencia out of the team.

And in a post-match interview with Swedish broadcaster Viasat, the United boss also settled another score. "We played with that spirit and we scored two goals like this". I could speak for a lot of young players and United fans that watched the team when he was here and the majority of us have followed him as he's moved on in his career and that's what's special about United. Should have made it 3-1.

Like Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof looked destined for the Old Trafford scrap heap earlier this season, although the Swedish centre-half has been earning rave reviews from United fans for his performances of late.



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