Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Man United to take momentum into Manchester derby

Man United to take momentum into Manchester derby

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has defended his sensational hand gestures aimed at Juventus fans after the Premier League side's come-back-from-behind win in a Champions League clash on Wednesday, saying the Turin fans had insulted his family, including the Inter [Milan] family.

Meanwhile, United secured three vital Champions League points.

Juve were too good for United at Old Trafford a fortnight ago and, until Wednesday night, had not been beaten all season or conceded a single goal in the Champions League.

Ronaldo desperate for history I was amused to see Cristiano Ronaldo chasing around like he... A point was the least they needed to have a chance of qualifying for the last 16 but winning was wonderful, and now they are in a strong position to make the knock-out stage.

Who saw Manchester United beating Juventus in Turin?

It was their substitutes, Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini, who helped make the difference after coming on in the 79th minute, so Mourinho deserves credit for that change. He really should have approached the game determined to show his old fans what they were missing, but he was simply swallowed up Juve's midfield of Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira and Rodrigo Bentancur.

Both Fellaini and Pogba were in the vicinity when Ashley Young's free-kick caused havoc, resulting in an Alex Sandro own goal. "It was a game where we could have lost 2-0, drew the game 1-1 or won the game 2-1", he added.

"Look, I've not got a problem with it", Murphy said.

The club needed to book the midfielder on the next available flight and this meant he boarded the plane with a few directors from the club as well as some United supporters.

If you keep beating teams like that - from behind and without playing especially well - then that starts to build belief.

"After their goal I think we had five minutes to wake up again but the team was there was the first minute to the last".

"We shouldn't have given away those free kicks, we're giving away a lot of those at the moment, it was the only way United was going to score, " Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

While United players celebrated wildly, Mourinho had other ideas.

Manchester United take on arch-rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon. I think Anthony Martial has been very important for them recently because he gives them the ability to get past players and supplies a finisher's touch up front.

"United were far better at restricting them".

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