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Mourinho hails 'fantastic' Manchester United win over Juventus

Jose Mourinho lauded his Manchester United players after securing after a stunning comeback victory over Juventus. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho lauded his players after securing after a stunning comeback victory that the Manchester United manager milked in front of the Juventus fans.

Cristiano Ronaldo's magnificent volley had Juve on course for victory but it was the visitors who would land a stunning blow in a Champions League clash to cherish.

Juan Mata's superb free-kick four minutes from time sent the visitors wild, but the best was yet to come as an Ashley Young free-kick was unwittingly bundled in at the back post by Juventus' Alex Sandro to give United a last-gasp win.

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The 2-1 victory is United's latest memorable win in Turin and boosts their hopes of progressing from Group H to the knockout rounds.

"Probably when Manchester United had heroics here (in 2003), Manchester United was the best team," Mourinho said.

"And they (Juventus) are a top team for many years now. They bought that player (Ronaldo), they want to win everything, they can win everything and we are a team where many of the players didn't play big matches like this in the Champions League.

"So, it is a different situation but it is a fantastic victory for us - a victory that is not just about the points we lost at home, it is about the feeling of how well we played.

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