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Ronaldo frustated as Juve 'gift' United victory

09 November 2018

Jose Mourinho described Manchester City's quality as "untouchable" in the build-up to the Sunday's derby, with his United side nine points behind the defending Premier League champions.

"Lukaku is training with the team this morning", said Mourinho.

Manchester United have come from behind to secure 10 points in five of their last six fixtures in all competitions.

Guardiola has said City want to follow UEFA's FFP rules and Mourinho suggested the club's heavy backing of the former Barcelona head coach in the transfer market has moved them into a different league to United.

"I saw the replay in the dressing room", the five-time Ballon d'Or victor said of his eighth strike of the season.

"I wouldn't do that gesture again, but I don't think I offended anyone and at the time it seemed like the appropriate response to those who had insulted all my family, apart from my Inter one too".

It was the 121st goal in the competition for five-time Champions League victor Ronaldo who Juventus are counting on to help them lift their first European title since 1996.

Ronaldo's stunning opener was cancelled out by a dazzling free kick from Juan Mata, a strike which was followed by an own-goal from Juve's Alex Sandro.

Seventh-placed United are nine points behind City, who are unbeaten this season on 29 points from 11 matches. "We are both good guys, more than you expect, it's much better, believe me".

A 2-1 Manchester City win makes some appeal at 15/2. It's not possible in November, they've already showed they can recover.

Karim Benzema's first-half brace propelled Real Madrid to a 5-0 thrashing of Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday, putting the holders one win from the last 16 after a third straight victory under Santiago Solari.

Juventus had proved wasteful with Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala both hitting the woodwork before five-time Ballon d´Or victor Ronaldo brought the capacity 41,470 crowd to their feet when he hammered home Bonucci´s long pass from just inside United´s half. Add to that a Spurs comeback in the FA Cup semifinal and now Juventus in the Champions League, and fans are wondering if. In the first 15 or 20 mins we were totally in control'.

Ronaldo frustated as Juve 'gift' United victory