Jose Mourinho explains why he mocked the home fans after Juventus 1-2 Man Utd

Jose Mourinho cupped his ear to Juventus fans after the game

There was no shortage of drama in Turin on Wednesday night.

Manchester United were considered huge underdogs in their Champions League tie against Juventus.

Having picked up just four points from their opening three group games, Man United needed at least a point to make qualification to the knockout stages easier.

And it looked as if they weren't going to accomplish that deep into the second half.

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock after 65 minutes by scoring a quite incredible goal against his former club.

Leonardo Bonucci played a lovely ball over the top and Ronaldo capitalised by striking a fierce volley from close range past David de Gea.

But back came United. With seven minutes left and against all odds, Juan Mata hit a peach of a free-kick into the top corner to restore parity.

And, remarkably, United would take the lead just a minute from the end of the game when Alex Sandro scored an own-goal.

Jose Mourinho's actions caused controversy at the end of Juventus 1-2 Manchester United

The English side would hold on to claim a valuable three points.

Mourinho would have undoubtedly been ecstatic with the result.

The Portuguese manager, who used to manage Inter Milan, was getting stick throughout the game for his connections to the Italian side.

So, what did Mourinho do at the end of the game? He let Juventus fans know what he thought, of course.

After shaking hands with Massimiliano Allegri, Mourinho then turned around and cupped his ears to the Juventus fans.

It was something that infuriated players of the Italian club, with Bonucci just one player that came across to confront Mourinho.

Watch the incident below here:

That is pretty funny from Mourinho.

He isn't always too popular with United fans, but he definitely went up in their estimation here.

Mourinho revealed after the game why he reacted that way.

“I was insulted for 90 minutes. I came here to do my job, nothing more,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“I didn’t offend anyone at the end, I just made a gesture that I wanted to hear them louder.

Jose Mourinho is confronted by Bonucci and Dybala

"I probably shouldn’t have done it, and with a cool head I wouldn’t have done it, but with my family insulted, including my Inter family, I reacted like this."

He also gave a very similar interview to BT Sport. Watch it below:

To be fair, it seems like he had every right to do that. 

Just a little bit of payback for the insults he and his family received throughout the game.

That victory makes it much more comfortable for The Red Devils to qualify to the knockout stages.

Juventus still top group H with nine points. United are second with seven points, while Valencia are two points further back in third.

What a night for United fans.

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