Manchester United love to prove people wrong, claims French star


Mourinho was cautious when asked if his side will go toe-to-toe against City's attack-minded team.

"It's a very hard match against a very hard team, but I don't think they think it is an easy match for them".

"But we still have two matches which will allow us to finish first". I didn't insult them.

"So, I just want to play the match as an isolated event: hard match against a very hard team". "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". In the first 15 or 20 mins we were totally in control'. If you want to speak about their football potential we can speak and football potential starts with investment, and after that of course there is a quality of the work, of the organisation - I think that is untouchable.

"They are a fantastic team with an incredible record at home".

However, despite Cristiano Ronaldo's 65th-minute volley, United grabbed a memorable late victory thanks to Juan Mata's free-kick and an own goal from Alex Sandro, with Pogba's presence near the goal contributing to the victor.

Defending champions City are two points clear at the top of the league and nine ahead of seventh-placed United, who won last season's corresponding fixture 3-2. We carried on, we pushed and we know that we can be risky on free-kicks because they defend very well (in open play).

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Instead they must now wait for the remaining games against Valencia and Young Boys to seal their passage to the next round.

Allegri added: "It leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, but we can't win all the time".

Juventus had proved wasteful with Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala both hitting the woodwork before five-time Ballon d´Or victor Ronaldo brought the capacity 41,470 crowd to their feet when he hammered home Bonucci´s long pass from just inside United´s half.

'Against Juventus it happened, we concede the goal min 60 or something like that and we had a good start.

This time he had a win to celebrate after watching his team being dominated and then fight back after former United star Cristiano Ronaldo's spectacular opener.

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has warned Manchester City that Jose Mourinho "knows" how to stop them.

I was very pleased to score my first Champions League goal for Juventus, but we're in good shape.