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Scholes had to have his say on Mourinho's behaviour .

Paul Scholes responds to Jose Mourinho's celebration after Juventus 1-2 Manchester United

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Manchester United pulled off another famous European comeback in Turin as Alex Sandro's last-gasp own goal handed the visitors a 2-1 win.

Cristiano Ronaldo looked to have finished off his old club before the Red Devils equalised through a superbly-executed Juan Mata free-kick.

It's worth looking back of the details of the actual game itself - as all anyone was talking about afterwards was Jose Mourinho.

The ever mild-mannered United boss cupped his ear to the Juventus fans, who he claimed had been insulting him throughout, before being confronted by Bianconeri defender Leonardo Bonucci.

“I probably shouldn’t have done it,” he admitted, via The Times.

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

"On a beautiful Italian day, I made a little thing... But I respect Juventus and the quality they have. I am really proud of my boys because they did everything."

Mourinho is still an unpopular figure among Old Lady supporters dating back to his treble-winning days with Inter Milan.

It's unclear exactly what was said, but it's clear he was provoked.

Scholes responds 

Nevertheless, Paul Scholes was typically bemused by the Portuguese's behaviour when quizzed about it on BT Sport.

“This is everywhere he goes. You need to win with a bit of class," insisted the former midfielder.

"Shake the manager’s hand. I don’t think there’s any need for it but that’s the way he is.”

Ouch. It's a good job Mourinho claims he's "not interested" in Scholes' opinions.

The result leaves United in a much more comfortable position in the group stages, now having only to beat Young Boys and draw with Valencia to qualify for the last-16.

It's a pity, therefore, that Mourinho's antics have received so much attention on a night that was reminiscent of the Fergie era.

Mourinho was confronted by Bonucci

Back in 1999, United's 3-2 semi-final comeback against the same opposition reminded the world never to write them off on their way to the Nou Camp.

In the grand scheme of things, this was not, as Martin Keown put it, one of the club's greatest ever nights in Europe, but there were shades of the old United about it.

And that, in itself, is reason for celebration. 

Do you think Mourinho showed a lack of class? Have your say in the comments.

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