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Paul Pogba underwhelms but Man United grab lucky late win at Juventus

Paul Pogba underwhelms but Man United grab lucky late win at Juventus

Pogba was one of United's poorest performers in their 2-1 win over Juventus on Wednesday evening, but Wenger believes the France worldwide has the capability to prove his doubters wrong.

"So ask the FA, they will translate for you", beamed Mourinho.

"As soon as there was the free kick in there, I had the confidence that I had to take it".

Immediately after the break, United had a chance as Anthony Martial sent an effort just wide from the edge of the box.

Victor Lindelof's performances in the centre of Manchester United's defence have improved so much over the past three or four games that perhaps they only need to buy one new centre back now rather than two. As Cristiano Ronaldo was keen to point out, Juventus should have been three or four up by the time Juan Mata equalised with that sumptuous pressure free-kick. I have always felt it is better to lose earlier on in the season than at the end of a title race, because you have time to find the fire to win again and catch up.

Mourinho said: "Probably when Manchester United had heroics here (in 2003), Manchester United was the best team".

Mourinho had to be escorted off the pitch Wednesday (NZT Thursday) after celebrating his side's 2-1 comeback win over the Italian side in the Champions League by cupping his hand to his ear to the crowd after the final whistle. "It was a game where we could have lost 2-0, drew the game 1-1 or won the game 2-1", he added. "The game was really top and I think we perform at a high level".




Juve remain in control of Group H on nine points, sitting ahead of United (seven), Valencia (five) and Young Boys (one).

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

DF Victor Lindelof, 6 - fearless block from a Ronaldo shot early on but lost him when Leonardo Bonucci floated a ball over the top to allow the former United man to smash Juventus into the lead.

"The love that they showed me today was unbelievable and how great is football when you see that?"

It's unclear exactly what was said, but it's clear he was provoked.

Rashford is now in Turin with the Manchester United squad as they prepare to take on Ronaldo's Juventus at the Allianz Stadium in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

"After training I get the ball and try".