Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

"Manchester United did nothing to win the game" - Ronaldo


"I probably shouldn't have done it, and with a cool head I wouldn't have done it, but with my family insulted, including my Inter family, I reacted like this", Mourinho said.

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.

Last season, as City set a new Premier League record of 100 points, United trailed by 19 points.

Juventus are top of Group H on nine points, two ahead of second-placed United.

City has also lost only one match in any competition this season - a 2-1 setback at home against Lyon - and has scored 12 goals in its past two matches.

DF Victor Lindelof, 6 - fearless block from a Ronaldo shot early on but lost him when Leonardo Bonucci floated a ball over the top to allow the former United man to smash Juventus into the lead. "And especially there is always a lot of negative comments about us but hopefully they might say something positive for once, because I think we deserve it, the team deserve it, the manager deserves it for getting this fantastic result". As Cristiano Ronaldo was keen to point out, Juventus should have been three or four up by the time Juan Mata equalised with that sumptuous pressure free-kick.

There has been more confidence and attacking intent about the team in recent weeks, looking at their best when their backs are to the wall and when they are underdogs with the vultures circling.

It was the second match in a row that United has scored a late victor after its comeback over the weekend against Bournemouth.

Understandably, Mourinho preferred to focus on the positives, including one of the biggest results managed so far during his United tenure against an elite European side.

And that has revived memories of the winning goals scored in "Fergie Time" by Manchester United's trophy-winning teams under Alex Ferguson.

Mourinho claimed after the success, which has triggered a run of four wins and draw in the last six games, that even "if people don't like Brexit it is my fault".

Mourinho's teams are famous for being able to keep clean sheets but they seem incapable at the moment. "I wouldn't say it's easier to prepare for it, but you feel ready to face it".

"I don't want to think about it".

"We have one final to play at home against Young Boys".

United were more organised in the first half than they were at Bournemouth - it would have been hard to be that bad again - and the United manager got his substitutions right, particularly bringing on Marouane Fellaini who caused a lot of problems in the last 10 minutes. "It's a great team spirit".

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