Manchester United's comeback win at Juventus evokes memories of Alex Ferguson era

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United have developed a nasty habit of starting games slowly - they were a goal down inside 20 minutes when Juventus won at Old Trafford - but that wasn't the case here.

Paul Pogba's return did not quite go so well against his former club and he again struggled to show his best form.

"The thing that is a massive eye-opener for me now is I remember when he first came his talent was arguably one of the biggest talents that we've seen at United for a long time; to have him and Wayne [Rooney] in the same team was unbelievable when you look back". Not now. Beat Young Boys at home later this month and United are as good as through.

It could have all been so different after Cristiano Ronaldo's opener for Juventus at the Allianz against Jose Mourinho's visitors, after the Bianconeri had gone close several times earlier in the match in Turin, as well as Juan Cuadrado fluffing his lines soon after the Portuguese has spectacularly struck. Martial has scored five goals in the last four games for United. 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. It's a very open competition this year with several teams capable of going all the way, especially with the holders, Real Madrid, lacking Ronaldo. His delivery from set pieces is one of the reasons why he is keeping Antonio Valencia out of the team.

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And Manchester City full-back Walker clearly found the moment hugely amusing. "We played with that spirit and we scored two goals like this". I've been really impressed with how he has managed to force his way into Pep Guardiola's plans.

Mourinho's team needed two goals in the last four minutes but are now in a fantastic position to qualify from Group H and make it into the knockout rounds. A ball into the box was headed on by Marouane Fellaini and Sandro got the final touch as the ball was bundled over the line.

It was a disappointing week for Juventus Women as we were beaten 3-0 by Milan on Sunday. "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". Lots of work to do - it is a marathon not a sprint.

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