Juventus vs Manchester United : Manchester United visits Turin on Wednesday in the Champions League group stage for a highly anticipated match with Juventus. The Red Devils lost to Juve last time out but can take a big step towards the round of 16. Juventus vs Manchester United Live.
Juventus vs Manchester United Live Streaming
Match : Juventus vs Manchester United
Competition : Champions League
Group Stage : Group E
Date : Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Start Time : 3 p.m. ET
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“Choosing to come back to United, first of all, was my choice,” the midfielder said. “Juve were playing Champions League and Manchester were playing Europa. “I don’t regret my choice. I know Manchester in the last few years haven’t been at the top, but I came back to help the team and get them back to the top.”
That is a dangerous game to play when the evidence is that this is a Juventus team that looks much better organised, not to mention much shrewder in the transfer market. In defence, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini played like the pitiless warriors they can be, the backdoor closed and bolted and not a single goal conceded now in three Champions League games.
“Mr Bonucci and Mr Chiellini could go to Harvard University and give classes about being a central defender,” Mourinho said later. Front row of the lecture hall: Romelu Lukaku, who looked lost in this game and has not scored for United since Sept 15.
There was a touch from him late in the match that had Mourinho spin round in despair at the sheer wastefulness of it all. Mourinho defended his striker after the match although there was a brief digression into the possibility of playing Marcus Rashford there. Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard were both injured and it tells you something that Mourinho was bemoaning the injury that denied him Maroune Fellaini’s game-changing capabilities.
It felt like it would have taken more than the Belgian attacking a diagonal punt across goal to change the course of this night, although that does tend to be Plan B on occasions like these. Juventus would have felt themselves short-changed to have been denied victory in this game and the likelihood is that the two Harvard professors of shut-out would have come up with a way to stop anything United could have thrown at them.
Ronaldo was applauded by the home fans off at the end, the third pitch invader of the night intercepted on his way to the former United man. At the end, the No 7 stopped to reciprocate on his way off the pitch to those home fans who remained in the stadium. The club used to give their former players that treatment out of sympathy in the old days, recognition that those who had departed had left the great days of their career behind when they stepped out this stadium, although that could hardly be said to be the case any longer.
Benatia, 31, has rarely featured for the Old Lady this season, making just five appearances in all competitions.
But Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri picked the Moroccan centre-back to partner Leonardo Bonucci for Saturday’s 3-1 Serie A win over Cagliari.Andrea Barzagli came on for Blaise Matuidi with seven minutes remaining but Giorgio Chiellini and Daniele Rugani remained unused substitutes.Chiellini is expected to return to the starting XI to face Manchester United at the Allianz Stadium but Jose Mourinho will be hoping Benatia retains his place so he can watch him first-hand.
“The possible performance, in the other side was huge quality and sometimes when we speak about quality people looks for Cristiano, Dybala, Pjanic but in the top team you have to look to Chiellini, Bonucci. I think Juventus is this kind of team when they are in front it is very difficult to concede a goal. Our attacking players were not with honey in their feet, everybody try, everybody was strong until the end. Juventus felt it and in the second half they defended and they end the game with an extra central defender to add to amazing Chiellini and Bonucci.
“We played with the team that we played to be positive, for the boys to feel that feeling we brought with the match from Stamford Bridge but I have to say Juventus is a different level. If people don’t want to accept that it’s their problem. They’re a different level of quality, experience and know how. The base of the team Bonucci and Chiellini allows them to play with the freedom in attack. Lose the ball, no problem we are here.”