Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018

Own goal seals famous Manchester United comeback win at Juventus

This was surely Manchester United’s finest victory under José Mourinho. To leave Turin with three points after a breathtaking comeback having appeared to be heading for certain defeat vanquishes any doubt that his players wish to perform for their Portuguese manager.

At the end Mourinho enjoyed the moment, cupping an ear to Juventus fans after they had taunted him during the 1-0 defeat in the reverse Group H fixture a fortnight ago and throughout this game. This drew the ire of some Juve players, with Leonardo Bonucci appearing the closest to him but the United manager will hardly mind: that was classic Mourinho in the same way this smash-and-grab victory came straight from his playbook.

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