Matic: Mourinho knows how to stop Man City

Matic: Mourinho knows how to stop Man City

While it'd be a disservice to Manchester United's first-half performance to call their 2-1 victory over Juventus a "smash and grab", it was unexpected.

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.

United fans might be optimistic due to their win at the Etihad towards the end of last season, but I don't see that happening again.

"I think that we believe more that we are a good team, we have also improved and mentally we are stronger", he said.

"We dominated for 90 minutes, had so many chances, could have killed it off three or four times, but we relaxed and were punished". I just made a little thing. What I don't like is that they focus on his reaction and not the insults.

The Red Devils came from 1-0 down to secure a 2-1 win over Juventus after Juan Mata's free-kick and Alex Sandro's own goal to cancel out Cristiano Ronaldo's opener.

"It's true that recent results gave us good spirit, energy, but the real Manchester United. we will see at the end of the season if we can say that we had a good season".

More news: Ronaldo scores but Man United stun Juve with two late goals

Mourinho's men cross Manchester already lagging behind their rivals, who won the Premier League title by a whopping 19 points last term, smashing a range of records in the process.

Guardiola has said City want to follow UEFA's FFP rules and Mourinho suggested the club's heavy backing of the former Barcelona head coach in the transfer market has moved them into a different league to United.

It left Mourinho's side just two points behind leaders Juventus with two matches to play in Group H. "That Cristiano Ronaldo goal was attractive and the player [Leonardo Bonucci] that made that lovely pass, is a central defender!"

"They are a fantastic team with an incredible record at home".

Instead they must now wait for the remaining games against Valencia and Young Boys to seal their passage to the next round.

"We played a fantastic game, to our top level, as we can not be any better than this". I hope we arrive on time!

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