Ronaldo scores but Man United stun Juve with two late goals

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho face off in the Manchester derby

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.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has defended his sensational hand gestures aimed at Juventus fans after the Premier League side's come-back-from-behind win in a Champions League clash on Wednesday, saying the Turin fans had insulted his family, including the Inter [Milan] family.

Nineteen years after Sir Alex Ferguson's Treble winners overturned a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 in Turin, Mourinho's men showed similar fighting spirit to win this game.

Juve needed something special to break the United resistance and they got it when Bonucci's hopeful long ball from his own half dropped into the path of Ronaldo, who lashed it home on 65 minutes.

"And [Juventus] are a top team for many years now". But Mata hauled United level with his free kick before Sandro bundled in Ashley Young's late, in-swinging set-piece.

This was not a great United performance but it was an outstanding result.

The fact that the Serie A champions had not lost a group game at home since December 2009 speaks volumes about the magnitude of the Red Devils' achievement.

"But then, it's football and he's wearing a United shirt with the United crest and he has to fight for it". 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. There was more of a thread between United's attacking players against Juve than there is when Lukaku plays. Mourinho's men are sitting at the seventh spot on the league table, nine points behind leaders and cross-town rivals, Manchester City. 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.

Paul Pogba really wanted to own the stage back on his old turf with United against Juventus, but he went missing again Wednesday night.

United looked confident in possession in the opening exchanges but it was Juventus who had another chance shortly after as Rodrigo Bentancur's shot from outside the box was deflected behind for a corner.

Juventus controlled things but a clipped ball to Alexis Sanchez nearly opened the door at the other end, only for it to be just out of the Chilean's reach.

It was the second match in a row that United has scored a late victor after its comeback over the weekend against Bournemouth.

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