Mourinho hails 'fantastic' Manchester United win over Juventus


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

"The Champions League is special, you can never relax, anything can happen", he said.

Like most foes who go to Juventus, United had been outplayed, but they still played well enough to stay in the game as Rodrigo Betancur, a 21-year-old midfielder who cost only €9 million (Dh37.75m), impressed as much as he had at Old Trafford.

"We shouldn't have given away those free kicks, we're giving away a lot of those at the moment, it was the only way United was going to score, " Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. Well, it helps when you're Juan Mata.

Again the back pages are dominated by Mourinho's provocative behaviour at the end.

"The first half was not bad". Alexis Sánchez came deeper to get possession so there was no obvious threat to Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini at the back either.

This time he had another win to celebrate, after watching his team fight back from Cristiano Ronaldo's spectacular opening goal. What Cristiano Ronaldo volley?

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Anthony Martial should continue on the left flank after bagging five goals in his last four games while Ander Herrera is expected to continue in midfield. It was very Ronaldo to take off his shirt and show off his 20-pack!

Pogba didn't excel, but he was well received at his former club on his return to Italy.

"The thing that is a massive eye-opener for me now is I remember when he first came his talent was arguably one of the biggest talents that we've seen at United for a long time; to have him and Wayne [Rooney] in the same team was awesome when you look back". With Lukaku they are more inclined to play direct, whereas Sánchez is really good at dropping deeper and linking up with the midfield and wingers. After United's 1-0 loss to Juventus at home two weeks ago, he responded to the goading of the Italian fans by holding up three fingers toward them, denoting the treble of titles - Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup - he won with Inter in the 2009-10 season. His delivery from set pieces is one of the reasons why he is keeping Antonio Valencia out of the team. City have scored 12 goals in their last two matches and are in unbelievable form, with Riyad Mahrez showing why he was right to leave Leicester and join a bigger club.

Though he had to fend off competition from Young who also stood over the ball. I can see him setting up the side defensively and trying to get something from the game. They are a fantastic team with an incredible record at home.

PSG are third in Group C after their battling 1-1 draw with Napoli in the Stadio San Paolo cauldron, and while they are only one point behind leaders Liverpool, Tuchel's side have only managed to beat Red Star Belgrade in four matches.

"I probably shouldn't have done it", he admitted, via The Times.