Scholes: Manchester United only beat Juventus because they were complacent

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United were the last team to win a Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium and, despite a mixed start to the season, will head there full of confidence after fighting back against Bournemouth and Juventus to win both games 2-1. They have more potential than us.

United have endured criticism this season, but have come through their sticky period, with Sunday's showdown ready to provide the ultimate test of where they are as a team, and whether they can get back into the title mix.

The gesture sparked an altercation with Juventus players but it couldn't overshadow the enormity of the result for United, which has struggled domestically but now has a great chance of reaching the knockout stage in Europe. I think that is untouchable but what is behind [the scenes] I can not say.

The victory left Manchester United second in their Champions League group and just two points behind Juventus with two games left to play in the group stage.

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Ronaldo struck with a magnificent first-time volley on 65 minutes to leave Juve on course for the knock-out phase, but Mata equalised with an 86th-minute free-kick before Leonardo Bonucci turned into his own net.

"When I work for a club like Manchester United I need to forget my past as in those 90 minutes I represent Manchester United", Mourinho said.

City are two points clear of Chelsea atop the table and nine better off than United ahead of the derby. "In the first 15 or 20 mins we were totally in control".

Asked if he would have reacted like Mourinho, Allegri replied: "No, I leave the pitch immediately to avoid reacting". "If you want to go in a positive way, it is easy to feel a team that does not give up, always find a way to fight back, sometimes changing results, sometimes not, but we are a team that has that collective spirit to fight back but is not always possible".