Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Manchester United will take belief into Juventus game, says Chris Smalling

Manchester United will take belief into Juventus game, says Chris Smalling

"The approach [last season] was much more defensive and with a much more defensive approach you can hide better your weaknesses", Mourinho said.

Saturday's 2-1 victory at Bournemouth was the third time in four matches that United have recovered from a losing position, grabbing the victor in the second minute of stoppage time on this occasion.

A 92nd minute victor from Marcus Rashford gave United a deserved away win.

Callum Wilson got Bournemouth's goal after 11 minutes before it was cancelled out by Anthony Martial's fifth goal in as many games.

"We created chances and we can take that second half performance to Turin and we will be more on the front foot and I think you'll see a better performance than you did, particularly in the first half".

United fought back through Anthony Martial after he was smartly found by Alexis Sanchez just before the break.

United legend and BT Sport pundit, Paul Scholes pointed out that Mourinho's 56th-minute substitution of Fred for Ander Herrera turned the game on its head.

Tottenham hope Christian Eriksen is next star name to sign new deal
But as players you work with the gaffer, you want to have a good relationship with the manager, and we all feel like we've got that here. "You need to play for something that is bigger than a person".

After yet another frustrating start to the game, Manchester United once again crawled their way back, sealing all three points in the dying embers of the game.

Asked about his team talk at half-time, Mourinho continued: "I started off positive".

Mourinho had expressed his confidence before this game that United's position in the Premier League table would look very different heading into the second half of the season.

The forward looked a threat every time he received the ball, with his pace, dribbling ability, and composure in the vital moment helping the visitors earn a point.

But while he admitted that task remains a work in progress, he believes United are showing the powers of recovery required to overcome setbacks and turn games around. We were prepared for what Bournemouth have done in the season.

Lukaku had started on the bench against Everton six days previously so his starting place was far from guaranteed - he has not scored in nine games for his club. It's a great feeling'.

Juventus manager, Max Allegri has banned forward, Cristiano Ronaldo from taking certain free-kicks at the club ahead of his side's Champions League clash with Manchester United on Wednesday night.

Like this: