Juan Mata’s free-kick levelled the scores and United clinched the win with Alex Sandro’s own goal shortly afterwards, although united were tracking to Cristiano Ronaldo volley midway through the first half of Turin.
We pick out the key speaking points in the game…
United boost before derby
But this was a display.
Instead of sitting and letting Juventus play because they did much of the match at Old Trafford, United pressed higher, retained themselves asked more questions about their opponents.
Yes they rode their luck as Juventus wasted a couple of good chances with the match at 1-0 and struck the woodwork\. United suspended from the game and created a few blocks to help put up a remarkable recovery\.
When they did Together with three wins on the spin, United appear in shape to the Manchester derby on Sunday.
“it is a large result prior to this weekend,” said former United striker Andy Cole on The Debate. “To depart Italy with a win is a major increase for United.”
Mata has been the hero of United, curling his critical free-kick over the wall and past Wojciech Szczesny later Paul Pogba was fouled just outside the Juventus box. It was a dazzling strike which lasted his recent resurgence. Was a peripheral figure in the first two weeks of the season, it has significantly changed for Mata.
This wasn’t initially in the past couple of weeks \he has awakened when it was wanted by United \. In the 3-2 win over Newcastle at the start of October, the result which shifted the course of the season, it had been just another superb free-kick in the Spaniard which sparked the comeback.
This was the first match in last five in which the Spaniard has fallen with Mourinho opting for Ander Herrera’s steel however he will be assured of returning to the team to Sunday’s Manchester derby. United and mourinho will be hoping for another sprinkling of Mata magical in the Etihad Stadium\.
The worth of Fellaini
Marouane Fellaini touched the ball five days following his debut from the chair at the 79th minute. He made a vital contribution, although he did not have some shots on goal or \make a speech\.
The large Belgian isn’t universally loved one of United supporters, his physical personality at odds with all the club’s footballing traditions, however Mourinho bemoaned his lack in his post-match press conference following United’s 1-0 loss to the same side two weeks ago and the winning target in Turin was an illustration of why he is valued so highly by his supervisor.
Fellaini did not make contact but his presence alone was enough to cause terror in the Juventus box. The 30-year-old inhabited few defenders, including Giorgio Chiellini, and his jump guaranteed Szczesny was unsighted, letting a blend of Chris Smalling along with Paul Pogba to assist force the ball over the line through Leonardo Bonucci.
“Fellaini gave us a choice to be alive again, by enjoying right, bringing the match again to the last , and from being at the last third, it gave us the opportunity to create scenarios such as we did,” said Mourinho afterwards.
This really was the first appearance in a month following a spell on the sidelines of Fellaini, but you would not bet against Mourinho turning to him against City.
Mourinho fires up Juventus lovers
Jose Mourinho had stated that this was”perhaps not a vital game” for Manchester United because he believed their odds of qualifying would ride on their final two group matches against Young Boys and Valencia.
However, the result seemed to mean plenty to Mourinho.
Inter Milan’s manager\ – competitions of Juventus – cupped his ears at the conclusion of the match, smiling and nodding as he walked on the pitch and flipped into the stands. The gesture fans and Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, who seemed to express his displeasure into Mourinho before he was escorted down the tube.
If United can get a result against City will there be more\?
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