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Manchester United stuns Juventus with two late goals

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal for his new club Juventus but a stunning Manchester United late comeback snatched a 2-1 win for Jose Mourinho's side to delay the Italians' going through to the last 16.

Ronaldo struck with an amazing first-time shot on 65 minutes to seemingly leave Juventus on their way to the knockout phase, but the Italian's side celebration was cut short by Juan Mata's equaliser with an 86th-minute free-kick before Leonardo Bonucci's own goal.

Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala wasted their chances both hitting the woodwork before five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo scored when he picked up a Bonucci cross from just inside United's half.

Joyful Jose Mourinho walked out onto the pitch cupping his ears and winking towards the crowd after a win that gave his side seven points from four games - two points behind leaders Juventus with two games to play in Group H.

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said, "It's not that we spoiled his (Ronaldo) goal, but five minutes from the end this shouldn't have happened basically."

"It leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, but we can't win all the time. It's better to have this type of stumble tonight.

"What really annoys me is losing a match we deserved to win, but at this stage it doesn't matter that much, we still have nine points."

It was the eighth goal this season for Cristiano Ronaldo who moved from Real Madrid last summer in a deal estimated to cost €340 million in total over four years, on top of the 110 million-euro transfer fee.

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It was also Ronaldo's 121st Champions League, he holds the all-time record in the European competition.

"We played a fantastic game, to our top level, as we cannot be any better than this," said Mourinho.

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"A point or three would have changed little for Juventus, but three points makes a big difference to us."

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My view: Manchester United won but no one should delude themselves. Man-U's victory was due to a flurry of Juventus misses and Goalkeeper De Gea saves. Apart from the opening 15 minutes, Juventus outplayed Jose Mourinho's men and Juve could have won 5-0 if they had taken the many chances they created very easily. As United players and Mounrinho celebrate victory they should also remember their many weaknesses across the pitch of how much they still need to fix. Even after the win I still believe that Jose Mourinho should be replaced at the end of the season.

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