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Mata equalised for Man Utd with a brilliant free-kick.

Jose Mourinho's actions after Juan Mata's equalising free-kick for Man Utd v Juventus

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Who saw Manchester United beating Juventus in Turin?

Just two weeks ago Jose Mourinho’s side were completely outplayed by the Old Lady at Old Trafford, losing 1-0 thanks to Paulo Dybala’s strike.

Another loss for the Red Devils in Italy would leave them a tough task to qualify from Group H.

And when Cristiano Ronaldo put the home side ahead with an emphatic volley with 25 minutes remaining, it looked as though there was only one winner.

With just four minutes remaining, United were still trailing by that Ronaldo strike when they were awarded a dangerous free-kick just outside the Juve box.

Juan Mata stepped up and scored beautifully past Wojciech Szczesny.

While United players celebrated wildly, Mourinho had other ideas.

Juventus v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Group H

As his team ran over to the bench to celebrate, Mourinho got hold off Paul Pogba and Mauroune Fellaini to bark some instructions at the pair.

It’s unknown quite what he said but it seemed to have the desired effect.

Both Fellaini and Pogba were in the vicinity when Ashley Young’s free-kick caused havoc, resulting in an Alex Sandro own goal.

United and Mourinho had pulled off an incredible result.

Mourinho’s celebrations after the match caused a stir as he cupped his hand to his ear to the home crowd but he deserved an enormous amount of credit for the shock result.

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But the Portuguese boss knew just how big a victory it was for his side.

“It is a fantastic victory for us, a victory that is not just about the points we lost at home [but] is about the feeling of how well we played," Mourinho said.

"And I think even if this game doesn’t end with victory I would have the same feeling that the team played really, really well from the first minute against – I repeat – a super team.”

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Topics:
Football
Paulo Dybala
Jose Mourinho
Paul Pogba
Alex Sandro
Juventus
Juan Mata
Wojciech Szczesny
Marouane Fellaini
Cristiano Ronaldo
Ashley Young
Manchester United

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