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Manchester United 0-1 Juventus: Dybala strike seals Champions League win on Ronaldo return

Dybala scored from close range for his fourth Champions League goal of the season, BBC reported.

Cristiano Ronaldo marked his return to Old Trafford with a win as his Juventus side outclassed Manchester United to move five points clear at the top of Champions League Group H.

The former United star helped to set up Juve's winner in the 17th minute, with his cross reaching Paulo Dybala who finished from close range.

The Italian champions had several chances to extend their lead during a first half where they were completely dominant, managing 10 shots to United's one and enjoying 70% of possession.

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United improved after the break but only had one serious effort at goal, when Paul Pogba let fly from the edge of the area but saw his shot rebound off the post.

It was a frustrating night for United boss Jose Mourinho, who was taunted by the away fans as he saw his side suffer only their second home European defeat since March 2013, when Ronaldo scored Real Madrid's winner.

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The two sides will meet again at the Allianz Stadium on 7 November, when a win will send Juve into the last 16.

United remain in second place, with their hopes of making the knockout stages boosted by Valencia's draw with Young Boys earlier on Tuesday.

Ronaldo had returned to Old Trafford with a rape allegation - that he strenuously denies - hanging over him but said before the game that he is "a happy man".

All eyes were on him again from the moment he led his team-mates out of the tunnel for the warm-up, and he received an enthusiastic welcome from the home fans as well as the travelling Juve supporters.

As was so often the case during his six years as a United player between 2003 and 2009, Ronaldo was to play a starring role when the game got under way.

The 33-year-old's performance, particularly in the first half when Juventus were completely dominant, was a reminder of his former glories here and a time when United were a team renowned for their attacking flair.

Culled from BBC

My view: Jose Mourinho says Juventus has lots of qualities for years, that the players are strong, tall, fast, experience and knows how to defend. Well Mourinho they are very passionate about football and their mentality is to win games not drag their feet like Lukaku, he couldn't move, what a shame. Juventus are not motivated by money alone, they earn less than the Manchester United team apart from Ronaldo. I don't get how any club can pay their players £290,000, £300,000, £250,000, £200,000 and so on, a week and they couldn't even get a draw, there's just no excuse good enough, that they tried, that's nonsense. Manchester United players in the past during Fergie's time always tried till they score and salvage a point, but the current players only think about how fast they can leave the pitch and drive their lamborghinis home. It was a dreadful performance by United. United were attacking from their half, but Juventus thrashed them all over the pitch. Sack Mourinho and get Zinadine Zidane. Mourinho has lost his passion for football just like his players, who play like losers. Arsenal let go of Arsene Wenger and they are now doing well.

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