Mourinho makes big statement about Man United's Premier League chances


"We know we're going into a very tough week now but we can come out with some good results and it can be seen as a good month, considering (October) was probably one of our toughest months".

"We have fantastic character and the heart that any result, the game is not over and we go until the end".

Mourinho admitted his team were "lucky" to go in at half-time at 1-1 after Anthony Martial had cancelled out Callum Wilson's opener after what he described as some "absolutely awful" defending in the first half. I feel like people watching this game will not believe how hard we trained this week.

"We can't afford to drop points because Inter and Napoli are behind us".

The Italian champions outplayed Manchester United last month at Old Trafford and the former Red Devil believes the Spaniard could stop Juventus from overwhelming the midfield again when they two sides meet in Turin.

'I think Juventus, we started the game a bit in awe, we were off the pace and they were on the front foot but the second half we showed we could give them a game, ' Smalling said. I said it is impossible to play worse than we did so the second half will be better for sure.

Rashford and Alexis Sánchez, against Newcastle United, have both scored stoppage-time winners in recent weeks, which has also led to comparisons with Ferguson's reign, during which his team often prospered late on.

'We are showing that attitude of never giving in and you can see that coming out. In the first half, Bournemouth were by far the best team and in the second half we were the best team by far.

"When there are free kicks from far away, Ronaldo can kick them but we've decided that Dybala and Pjanic will take the set pieces close to the area".

They brought on England internationals Jesse Lingard and goalscorer Rashford, as well as Spanish star Ander Herrera, who had a big impact on proceedings.

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

Following the win, Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri said that the team could now focus on Man United, but expressed worry over the fitness of some key players.

His performance against Manchester United, in particular, caught attention as he was a complete livewire throughout the course of the game. We knew that Joshua King was not playing.

"But then we managed to score in [stoppage] time and we got the points we lost against Chelsea". But in the best teams you need more than that.