Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he was delighted with his side’s 2-1 victory over Juventus in the UEFA Champions League in Turin.
The Red Devils went behind courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo strike, but a Juan Mata free-kick and an own goal from Alex Sandro helped secure all three points for the visitors.
The former Inter Milan manager has played down cupping his ear to the Juventus supporters at the full-time whistle, saying that he “respects” the Italian giants, but the Portuguese acknowledged that he had been left “really proud” of his players.
The 55-year-old told BT Sport, according to Sports Mole:
“On a beautiful Italian day, I made a little thing. I know millions are happy with the win, but I respect Juventus and the quality they have. I am really proud of my boys because they did everything.”
“We had to come and not feel inferior. We were in a situation where we thought we needed to go to the last second of the match. The boys started really well and things were under control.”
“Juventus have phenomenal players. That Cristiano Ronaldo goal was beautiful and the player [Leonardo Bonucci] that made that beautiful pass, is a central defender! They are a fantastic team with an amazing record at home.”