Man United to take momentum into Manchester derby

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho face off in the Manchester derby

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho face off in the Manchester derby

He still has the odd mistake in him, although that side of his game is improving, but he reads situations well and is a lot quicker than most people think.

Statement wins away from home in the Champions League have been in short supply since Sir Alex Ferguson retired five years ago, but this was one.

For Manchester United to go to Turin and beat Juventus was a monumental result when you consider the form the Italian champions are in, and their defensive stability.

Victory is a welcome boost ahead of their game with City, a side that United shocked 3-2 in April.

When Juan Mata's free-kick curled over an unusually disorganised Juventus wall and past Wojciech Szczesny after 86 minutes, Massimiliano's Allegri's side were stunned. Another great goal in the Champions League for Ronaldo, and he seems to be collecting them at the Allianz Stadium after the unforgettable overhead kick for Real Madrid there last season. "Here [in Turin], we were lucky to win in the last minute, against Chelsea we were unlucky not to win in last minute", Mourinho added.

However, prior to Wednesday, Juventus hadn't lost all season. Again, the goal came from a free-kick after Fellaini had pushed forward in attack and Anthony Martial had threatened.

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Juventus, on the other hand, looked unsafe every time they went forward thanks to the link-up play between Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala.

United had fallen behind in the match through a magnificent goal from former hero Cristiano Ronaldo, who superbly volleyed home a long range pinpoint ball that dropped over his shoulder from Leonardo Bonucci on 65 minutes.

United's players sprinted towards their manager in delight. He has won big honours for club and country and can be a game-changer, but fails to deliver too often. United had faced the likely and awkward prospect of going to Valencia for their final group game next month and needing either to avoid defeat or win. "I'm really proud of my boys because the performance was really good".

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. "What he proved in Turin was that he can still give his team the tactics to make them competitive against superior opponents", he told the Daily Mail.

Mourinho's team needed two goals in the last four minutes but are now in a fantastic position to qualify from Group H and make it into the knockout rounds.

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