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

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Nobody was expecting that scoreline.

Pjanic saw an effort from distance whistle just over, but United levelled things up with four minutes left. Not at half-time in Turin or when Cristiano Ronaldo's 65th minute rocket put his side ahead. There you have United winning, playing really well towards the end, but all the focus is still on what the manager did after the game. Victor Lindelof and Ashley Young excelled in the United defence and stuck to their job - and, in Lindelof's case, Ronaldo.

United had been unfortunate to fall behind to Ronaldo's goal, and a draw would have been a fairer result on the night. I think some of the media became distracted with the sideshow antics rather than focusing on the fact Manchester United just beat Juventus, which is probably their best victory under Mourinho thus far.

Four years later, Alex Ferguson's side won 3-0.

Not for nothing were the 2,000 travelling fans singing "Oh what a night" among other songs ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby, the third hard away game in eight days, the first two of those 2-1 victories. Another great goal in the Champions League for Ronaldo, and he seems to be collecting them at the Allianz Stadium after the unforgettable overhead kick for Real Madrid there last season.

Mata and Fellaini replaced Ander Herrera and Alexis Sanchez with 11 minutes to go.

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DF Victor Lindelof, 6 - courageous 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. Again, the goal came from a free-kick after Fellaini had pushed forward in attack and Anthony Martial had threatened. There was more of a thread between United's attacking players against Juve than there is when Lukaku plays.

Anfi Group and their ambassador David Silva invited the people of Manchester to take part in a competition to show up in the Etihad in their most creative beach outfit to win a week's holiday at the resort in Gran Canaria. United struggled to get any scoring chances.

"They did not know when to press and United were simply not in the game long enough to hurt Juventus".

"In recent weeks, United have been reactive".

"It´s not that we spoiled his (Ronaldo) goal, but five minutes from the end this shouldn´t have happened basically", said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, whose side fell to their first defeat of the season.

"Onwards and upwards, and especially with the big game on Sunday it's very good momentum for us to go into that", United defender Luke Shaw said.

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