Manchester United's comeback win at Juventus evokes memories of Alex Ferguson era

Manchester United's comeback win at Juventus evokes memories of Alex Ferguson era

Manchester United's comeback win at Juventus evokes memories of Alex Ferguson era

A four-minute smash and grab, including a 90th-minute victor, from Manchester United gave them a 2-1 win over Juventus.

"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 unbelievable when you look back".

Kyle Walker has taken to Twitter to make fun of England team-mate Jesse Lingard after he was nutmegged during Manchester United's Champions League clash with Juventus on Wednesday night.

Nevertheless, Jose was in jovial mood afterwards despite causing his latest brouhaha, telling a reporter who tackled him on what was said between his and Bonucci: "Do you understand Italian?.Then get the FA to translate for you", a sideways jibe at the English FA recently appealing a decision not to punish the Portuguese manager for alleged bad language following a Premier League game.

Young took the free-kick from the left where there was a scrum of desperate Juventus players trying to keep it out. "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 wonderful result".

Juan Mata's free-kick and an Alex Sandro own goal saw United claim a surprise 2-1 win to end Juve's flawless record in Group H.

The 55-year-old could do with some more of that golden touch at the weekend.

After the final whistle sounded, a typically bold Mourinho strode onto the pitch and cupped a hand around his ear, while simultaneously sneering at the crowd.

It was Juventus' first defeat in any competition this season.

United have started playing better under Jose Mourinho lately, winning three of their last four games and picking up 10 points. "It was a game where we could have lost 2-0, drew the game 1-1 or won the game 2-1", he added.

Unfortunately for United, if City create chances like Juve did - and the Italian champions had two other clear-cut openings as well as their goal - then City will score. "The game was really top and I think we perform at a high level".

"So ask the FA, they will translate for you", beamed Mourinho.

United played better than it did when the two sides met in Manchester but Juventus had a number of opportunities and had already hit the woodwork twice before Ronaldo struck in the 65th minute.

Minutes later, Marouane Fellaini flicked on a free kick and the ball ricocheted around near the far post before going in off Juventus defender Alex Sandro.

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.

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