Ashley Young's 7/10 for Man United sparks Juventus comeback

Ross Houston
November 9, 2018

Manchester Utd manager Jose Mourinho had a few words for Juventus players after his side beat them 2-1 in Turin.

I thought Juve were very unfortunate to lose after looking great in possession and unsafe around the box, but as soon as Juan Mata stepped up to take that free-kick I had a feeling it was going in.

It still is perhaps just a matter of time before they do secure a knockout spot but given how the game unfolded in the first 25 minutes of the second half, United shouldn't have been on the property, let alone have a gander at the backdoor.

Juventus, which was the only team in the Champions League still with a ideal record, remained top of Group H but is only two points ahead of United.

This was Juventus' first defeat in a Champions League group stage at home since 2009, United's finest result in Europe in the post-Ferguson era, though Ronaldo, a player from that time, claimed that "Manchester didn't do that much in my opinion".

"Today was important, the 1-1, and after we scored again", Mata told BT Sport.

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"And it is a great joy for me because we won against a super team, and not because they are the enemy of Inter". The Premier League champions are two points clear at the top of the standings, and nine points ahead of seventh-place United.

Allegri was asked if he would have reacted similarly to Mourinho.

It's unclear exactly what was said, but it's clear he was provoked. "I didn't insult them".

A definite perk of living in Turin and playing for Juventus is being able to go and watch games at the Allianz Stadium.

The Portuguese superstar immediately ran to the corner flag, lifted up his shirt and pointed at his impressive stomach muscles.

Rashford is now in Turin with the Manchester United squad as they prepare to take on Ronaldo's Juventus at the Allianz Stadium in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

He brought on Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini with 11 minutes left and United deservedly behind to a Cristiano Ronaldo wonder goal, and both were instrumental in the turnaround, Mata whipping home the equaliser and Fellaini flicking on a cross that Sandro eventually nodded into his own net. I can see him setting up the side defensively and trying to get something from the game.

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