United thriving as underdogs ahead of derby clash: Herrera

United thriving as underdogs ahead of derby clash: Herrera

It appeared the Italian Serie A outfit were on course for victory after Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning volley in the 65th minute at the Allianz Stadium in Torino.

"They've shown it, they were in a tough moment, they recovered well".

The win took United to seven points, two behind their hosts but crucially, two ahead of Valencia, with two matches left. "After their goal I think we had five minutes to wake up again but the team was there was the first minute to the last".

However, the Portuguese explained he was justified to do so after they verbally abused him throughout the game.

"But I don't think they think it's an easy match for them". "I only get angry with my team when they go to sleep every now and then".

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

The 25-year-old, who impressed for Shakhtar Donetsk last season, completed a £52 million move to Old Trafford in the last transfer window, leaving many City fans disappointed.

"I want to play it as an isolated match". In the first 15 or 20 mins we were totally in control'.

"They are a fantastic team with an awesome record at home". We carried on, we pushed and we know that we can be unsafe on free-kicks because they defend very well (in open play). "Everybody knows their ambitions".

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And so, for his confidence, I think it's very important. "It was very hard to be unsafe , but we were better in the first 25 minutes of the second half".

It was also the 121st Champions League goal for the player who holds the all-time record, and first since the 90th-minute penalty he scored for Real Madrid against Juventus in their dramatic quarter-final, second leg in Spain last April.

"We have one final to play at home against Young Boys".

After his side's 2-1 win over Juve, he told Sky Sport Italia: "The win was important, but the Juve fans gave me such a warm welcome". I hope we arrive on time!

"You can't even talk about luck, because you have to find your own luck and in this case we just gifted it to them".

"Now we've got to lift our heads, as we played really well and are still top of the group".

But the Red Devils, so often under the spotlight this season for the wrong reasons, rallied remarkably and secured a 2-1 comeback win in a Champions League clash that will live long in the memory. "That Cristiano Ronaldo goal was lovely and the player [Leonardo Bonucci] that made that handsome pass, is a central defender!"

"It leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, but we can´t win all the time".

Juve were then left in shock as Ashley Young´s free-kick from the left bounced in off a combination of Bonucci and Alex Sandro after a frantic scramble in front of goal.

Allegri had urged his side to achieve their first aim of the season by reaching the last 16, and a draw would have been enough. "I expect a hard game but, in a derby, everything is possible, and we will be ready for that".

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