MANCHESTER UNITED SHOCK JUVENTUS IN COMEBACK 2-1 WIN AT TURIN
There’s been one characteristic of Manchester United that has remained enduring even after the Fergie Years are well and truly over. And its their ability to still pull games out of the fire despite looking Hopeless for majority of its duration. That trait was well and Truly on display as i watched Jose Mourinho’s men Prod and hobble their way all over the Hallowed Turin Turf as Juventus ran rings around them.
Mourinho set his men up with a classic 4-3-3, looking to play on the front foot and put Juventus’s old Defenders under pressure with the pace of Llingaard and Martial. Juventus have been on a hot streak themselves. Unbeaten in all competitions they started the game in supreme confidence but will end up wondering how on earth they lost this game
They had plenty of chances in the 1st half to be at least 3 goals up.
Miralem Pjanic played the ball of the night, a lofted chip into Ronnie that eventually made its way to Rodrigo Bentancur.
The young Uruguayan, who showed so much promise in Juve’s 1-0 win at Old Trafford, saw his effort deflected.
Juan Cuadrado, bombed by Mourinho when he was Chelsea manager was next in the queue just past the half hour.
His drilled effort from the right deflected off the boot of Nemanja Matic, but De Gea got a palm to it before it was hoofed clear. Dybala also let Fly from the edge of the box and with De Gea beaten the ball cannoned of the cross-bar.
Up stepped Ronaldo in the 65th Minute to drill an amazing Volleyed strike from a Lofted pass over his Shoulder from Bonnuci
This was Ronaldo at his ruthless, punishing best. And yes he celebrated. Juventus were wrong to think this was a limp Manchester United side like the one they faced at Old trafford and began looking to close the game out. Big mistake.
Juan Mata got the equaliser, lifting United’s spirits when he came off the bench to send the sweetest free-kick beyond Wojciech Szczesny after 86 minutes.
They got the winner when Leonardo Bonucci touched on Marouane Fellaini’s header in the final minute.
It raucous scenes on the touchline, with Jose Mourinho and his backroom staff celebrating this extraordinary finish.
He is made – and paid – for nights like this.These are the games Mourinho is supposed to live for.
He made his name on nights like this, putting together a gameplan to shut out the giants of the game.
Incredibly, he pulled it off, just like the old days.
Evidently the Moral of the story is this, If United look like they are there for the taking , you better take your chances and put them away or else. They will come back and pull the Rug from your feet. Are you watching Manchester City