Late Manchester United double downs Juventus

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Manchester United turned the clock back to 1999 by turning defeat into victory against Juventus with a dramatic late victory in Turin. Mourinho was confronted by Juventus defender Bonucci, who was visibly displeased at the two-time European champion's celebrations, but United captain Ashley Young was quick to step in and separate the two from further squabbles. I respect Juventus, I respect their players, their manager - I respect everything.

In his post-match presser, Mourinho was even less apologetic and simissed concernt that his actions were against any UEFA rules, telling the assembled press: "You remember what they did to me?"

"The game was a very good game, a high level game", said Mourinho.

"I think tonight was a very special win, especially with going 1-0 down, we all know how hard it can be coming here", Shaw said.

"So I tried to do what I do in training a lot of times, practicing, practicing".

There has been more confidence and attacking intent about the team in recent weeks, looking at their best when their backs are to the wall and when they are underdogs with the vultures circling.

Juventus seemed certain to be heading for all three points, with United struggling to carve out clear-cut scoring opportunities, but Mata hit a free kick into the top left corner in the 86th minute and that seemed to inspire Jose Mourinho's side. "It's a huge credit to the team for keeping on fighting and never giving up".

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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.

For the ball to bounce in off Sandro's head was an ugly way for United to clinch the win but it gave them the result they wanted, so who cares? Juventus were doubly stunned when United scored again three minutes later.

And that has revived memories of the winning goals scored in "Fergie Time" by Manchester United's trophy-winning teams under Alex Ferguson.

"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". Well they would not just be my favourites for the Premier League, they are favourites for the Champions League too.

Manchester Utd manager Jose Mourinho had a few words for Juventus players after his side beat them 2-1 in Turin.

Manchester United take on arch-rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Allegri was asked if he would have reacted similarly to Mourinho.

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