Twitter reacts as Manchester United beat Juventus in Italy


Juventus looked set to beat Manchester United at home after emerging as the better team in the first half and with Cristiano Ronaldo breaking the deadlock through a powerful shot.

Jose Mourinho's side will play Young Boys and Valencia in their final two group matches, with qualification now firmly in their hands.

A definite perk of living in Turin and playing for Juventus is being able to go and watch games at the Allianz Stadium. "I wouldn't do that gesture again but I don't think I offended anyone and at the time it seemed like the appropriate response to those who had insulted all my family, apart from my Inter one too". The team created so many more chances than the visitors and was nearly utterly dominant in the game until Jose Mourinho introduced his substitutes.

The gesture sparked a small altercation with Juventus players that overshadowed one of the most important results of the season for United, which has struggled domestically but now has a great chance of reaching the knockout stage in Europe.

"With a cool head I wouldn't have done it, but with my family insulted, including my Inter family, I reacted like this".

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However, after Paul Pogba was brought down slightly outside the area, United were offered the chance to get back on level-pegging. But two years after leaving in an £89 million move to United, Pogba did little justify his fee or make the Juve fans yearn for his return.

Juan Mata's free-kick was equally effective as United looked to have nicked a point.

Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci came across to remonstrate with Mourinho - who defended his actions in his post-match press conference, saying "I didn't insult them, I just made a little thing". "It's a huge credit to the team for keeping on fighting and never giving up".

He added: "I think it's always good to be the outsider, so people expect bad of us and then we surprise people". 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. Ronaldo scored a ridiculous goal against his former club, showed off his abs while celebrating and then apologized to the away fans for having done so. It doesn't bode well ahead of a trip to Manchester City on Sunday. They are going to be big rivals as we try to retain the title so it was a tough defeat to take.