Mourinho's : Juventus were unable to handle fellaini

Jose Mourinho has  Marouane Fellaini as he is the crucial factor in Manchester United’s comeback win over Juventus last night in the Champions League.

Mourinho's : Juventus were unable to handle fellaini

Juventus gave up a 1nil  lead when Juan Mata struck a superb free-kick in the 86th minute, before Alex Sandro accidentally scored an own with a minute of normal time left.

 Sandro’s own goal came after Ashley Young’s cross caused chaos at Juventus’ back post, with Fellaini making his presence known in the box.

 Fellaini was brought on for the final ten minutes and Mourinho hailed the midfielder as United’s gamechanger.

 ‘We managed to win because we played a very, very positive match and we looked for the victory to the very end. We looked for it,’ Mourinho said.

He also added ‘Fellaini changes the game, most often at home. We didn’t have him in the first leg, Juventus introduced (Andrea) Barzagli to control us, but we immediately went direct and got the goals. 

‘We introduced Juan Mata not for the free kicks, but to put the crosses in for Fellaini, who always dominates in the air.

 ‘A point or three would’ve changed little for Juventus, but three points makes a big difference to us. I suppose a draw would’ve been the right result.’ 

Mourinho was confronted by Leonardo Bonucci  for taunting the home fans.

Bonucci was unhappy to see Mourinho hold his hand to his ear and gesture at the Juventus fans.

 This means Juventus will have to wait to qualify for the knockout stages, while United cut the gap between them and the Italians to two points in Group H.

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