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

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The 2-1 victory is United's latest memorable win in Turin and boosts their hopes of progressing from Group H to the knockout rounds. On a side note, Alexis Sanchez played a starring role in the comeback last term as he provided two assists to enhance a very decent personal record at The Etihad, where he has scored one goal and laid on three assists in his last four appearances.

Mourinho remarked: "Of course, they are strong, of course they have phenomenal players".

"They had a few clear chances after that to win the game but they didn't and we came back".

"This victory against Juventus was as a result of a carefully executed plan - something we have seen Jose Mourinho do many times in the past".

With Fellaini and Pogba lurking nearby, the ball eventually being bundled over the line by Juventus midfielder Alex Sandro on 89 minutes, and United hung on through almost 5 minutes of stoppage time for the win.

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"The Champions League is special, you can never relax, anything can happen", he said.

Mourinho, who spent two years in charge of Inter Milan, cupped his ear at the final whistle provoking a confrontation on the pitch with Leonardo Bonucci and Paulo Dybala.

After years in the doldrums Italian clubs other than Juventus are starting to make a mark on the competition and going toe-to-toe again with the world's best.

"When I work for a club like Manchester United I need to forget my past as in those 90 minutes I represent Manchester United, " Mourinho said. Juventus beat Cagliari 3-1 over the weekend.

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. "I was happy for the goal but disappointed because we should have won the game easily by three or four goals".

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Jurgen Klopp's side took the lead through James Milner in the 61st minute but the Gunners hit back through Alexandre Lacazette . An open first stanza had Klopp cutting a frustrated figure on the touchline, unhappy with the team's defensive shape.

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.

Bonucci floated a ball over the top of the defense and Ronaldo watched it over his shoulder before volleying into the top right corner.

Ronaldo hit a wonder goal before United stormed back to win a famous Champions League tie in Turin.

Sandro's night may have ended in misery but the Brazilian had a moment to remember as he got past Lingard by putting the ball through his legs on the wing during the first half.

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