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

But the Red Devils, so often under the spotlight this season for the wrong reasons, rallied remarkably and secured a 2-1 comeback win in a Champions League clash that will live long in the memory.

Even as Mourinho was goading the home fans, Leonardo Bonucci and Paulo Dybala ran towards Mourinho and questioned the Portuguese tactician over his seemingly provocative gesture.

That is according to Manchester United legend and BT Sport pundit Paul Scholes.

In fact, Mourinho tends to enjoy visiting The Etihad as he has lost only three of his ten managerial visits to City - won four, drawn three - and he is yet to lose there as manager of Manchester United manager.

Speaking to BT Sports, he said: "In a lovely Italian city, they insulted me for 90 minutes". "But I think it changed from when we won at Old Trafford 6-1 and the mentality changed a little bit that day". So we're happy because it's a win that gives us a lot. But I respect Juventus and the quality they have.

Defensively they may still be suspect, but Mourinho has at least settled on a back-four that has an understanding, while in midfield he is likely to go with the trio of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera on Sunday.

The Red Devils will host Young Boys later this month at Old Trafford before travelling to Spain to take on Valencia in their final group game on December 12.

"And they (Juventus) are a top team for many years now".

There's an expectation that a club like United should get through in the Champions League every season and it looks as if they are going to qualify for the last 16.

"I think we played this season against Chelsea and Juventus away, the two best teams that we faced this season and we played very well in both". They had not conceded a single goal in the Champions League all season and bought Ronaldo to win the competition after twice being beaten finalists in the last four years.

Not for nothing were the 2,000 travelling fans singing "Oh what a night" among other songs ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby, the third hard away game in eight days, the first two of those 2-1 victories.

I thought Juve were very unfortunate to lose after looking great in possession and risky around the box, but as soon as Juan Mata stepped up to take that free-kick I had a feeling it was going in.

"He pops up in intelligent positions, scores some really important goals for us and he is an infectious character".

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