United fight back to snatch unlikely Champions League late win at Juventus


Another Manchester United game and another late victor; another game in which United conceded first but another when Jose Mourinho's team showed enough character to fight back. They bought that player (Ronaldo), they want to win everything, they can win everything and we are a team where numerous players didn't play big matches like this in the Champions League.

Subsequently, Pjanic and Cuadrado missed gilt-edged chances to extend the Old Lady's lead and they then ended up on the losing side against a team that's making mincemeat out of adversity a truly remarkable quirk of theirs. His effort on Wednesday - the pass from Bonucci, the run from Ronaldo and then to volley the ball as it was coming over his head - was just unbelievable.

The 20-year-old had been used primarily as a substitute this season but could spearhead the United attack if necessary.

"The first half was not bad".

Mourinho remarked: "Of course, they are strong, of course they have phenomenal players".

"The most important (thing) is the three points".

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Regardless of how well they are playing, however, it's going to be very tough for them against Manchester City on Sunday.

7 - Mourinho's two decisions were to start with Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera and both looked like the right calls.

Back in 1999, United's 3-2 semi-final comeback against the same opposition reminded the world never to write them off on their way to the Nou Camp. His delivery from set pieces is one of the reasons why he is keeping Antonio Valencia out of the team. United struggled to get any scoring chances. In the second half, Paulo Dybala was given too much space to operate in and Mourinho's men nearly paid for it but the Argentine's curler bounced off the woodwork. He won his physical battles and defended well. Added much needed energy in midfield and should keep his place for the derby. It was one of those nights. Well, it helps when you're Juan Mata.

United continued to press as Szczesny was forced into his first real save of the game from Martial. Although the Portuguese admitted that he probably should not have done that, most United fans were delighted that he did.

Marcus Rashford could have made it three, as he was sent in on goal but was denied by Szczesny.

PSG are third in Group C after their battling 1-1 draw with Napoli in the Stadio San Paolo cauldron, and while they are only one point behind leaders Liverpool, Tuchel's side have only managed to beat Red Star Belgrade in four matches.