Jose Mourinho: "Fundamental" Herrera was behind Man Utd comeback v Bournemouth

Ross Houston
November 5, 2018

But Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has revealed Ronaldo will now only take long distance efforts, while Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala will return to taking free-kicks closer to goal.

"Like all players who are not part of Juventus, I cannot and I do not want to talk about players from other teams".

But the visitors were vastly improved after the break, with Herrera influential, and fellow substitute Marcus Rashford's scrappy stoppage-time strike stole the three points. In midfield, there are two more absentees, with the game against Bournemouth coming too soon for Marouane Fellaini and Scott McTominay. "We need to take the second-half performance that we had against them at home and we need to do that from the off and we'll give them a good game and get chances".

"We passed the ball well". There was disappointment at half-time as we weren't winning.


Mourinho puts that record down to his attempt to strike a balance between the defensive strengths demonstrated more frequently last season and develop his team as an attacking force.

Things have not been going smoothly for Manchester United this season. We didn't sustain it for the whole match. "The first half was a disaster". Some of the movement was second to none.

Joao Mario capped a great individual performance with a second-half goal and also set up the other two, including for Nainggolan, who scored minutes after coming off the bench for his first appearance since injuring his ankle in the derby against AC Milan last month. That could have been easily avoided.

"It will be another decisive game that we must win".


Substitute Ander Herrera was excellent and almost scored, with fellow sub Rashford scoring the vital late goal from close range.

But while he admitted that task remains a work in progress, he believes United are showing the powers of recovery required to overcome setbacks and turn games around. We usually end them so well.

Dybala got Juventus off to a brilliant start when he turned Fabio Pisacane and Luca Ceppitelli on the edge of the box and fired into the bottom-right corner despite losing his footing.

Legit.ng recalls that Juventus have offered Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic and cash for Manchester United star Paul Pogba. "It starts at the back, and as a team collectively, and we will be working on it every day".


"Defensively we were terrible".

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