Manchester United’s Turin win could be turning point for José Mourinho

Kyle Walker

Paul Pogba says his celebrations after Manchester United's late victor against his former club Juventus felt "strange" while paying tribute to the Red Devils' staying power.

This was Juventus' first defeat in a Champions League group stage at home since 2009, United's finest result in Europe in the post-Ferguson era, though Ronaldo, a player from that time, claimed that "Manchester didn't do that much in my opinion".

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

Juventus, which was the only team in the Champions League still with a flawless record, remained top of Group H but is only two points ahead of United.

The turnaround began when Juan Mata scored from a free kick four minutes from full-time, having been brought on as a substitute by Jose Mourinho in the 79th minute.

"Very important 3 points. and unbelievable support from the fans", the France global wrote.

Straight after Mata had put United's equaliser in the net, I saw Fellaini drop back into a holding position alongside Nemanja Matic to shore things up.

Mourinho's teams are famous for being able to keep clean sheets but they seem incapable at the moment.

You always think you have a chance in any game, even if you concede first, and also if you are not playing well - which is the way you could describe some of United's performances in the past few weeks.

I watched the game with all my Juventus teammates and we were talking about whether he should have celebrated scoring against his former club. I think Anthony Martial has been very important for them recently because he gives them the ability to get past players and supplies a finisher's touch up front. With Lukaku they are more inclined to play direct, whereas Sánchez is really good at dropping deeper and linking up with the midfield and wingers.

Whatever competition they are playing in, and whoever they are playing against, you just can not bet against them and I am always expecting them to score two or three goals.

Lukaku's injury means he is a doubt for Sunday's trip to Manchester City, so Sanchez might get another outing at the Etihad. Now, it appears that the Portuguese manager is getting his team back on track to qualify for the next round of the UEFA Champions League.The Red Devils now sit in second place with seven points, just two behind the opponents they just faced. It was great. We know that it's a big team and, to be honest, when they scored a goal we had nothing to lose.

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