Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Paul Pogba says beating Juventus was odd

Paul Pogba says beating Juventus was odd

"There is so much talk about this, but am happy to be playing for Manchester United".

Jose Mourinho's side will play Young Boys and Valencia in their final two group matches, with qualification now firmly in their hands.

After United's 1-0 loss to Juventus at home two weeks ago, he responded to the goading of the Italian fans by holding up three fingers toward them, denoting the treble of titles - Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup - he won with Inter in the 2009-10 season. "I didn't insult them". A point was the least they needed to have a chance of qualifying for the last 16 but winning was fantastic, and now they are in a strong position to make the knock-out stage.

He brought on Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini with 11 minutes left and United deservedly behind to a Cristiano Ronaldo wonder goal, and both were instrumental in the turnaround, Mata whipping home the equaliser and Fellaini flicking on a cross that Sandro eventually nodded into his own net. United deserved their win because they took their chances and Juve didn't. He'd probably decline to celebrate if he could redo it, but at least he quickly realized what he did will be seen as wrong by the United fans and tried to make up for it. Massimiliano Allegri chose to give Alex Sandro and Giorgio Chiellini a game off, saving them for Wednesday's game against United.

Next up is Sunday's derby clash at champions Manchester City, who Pogba inspired another dramatic comeback against last time they met.

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Wednesday was the third time in their past six matches that United have come from a goal down to win. "It's a huge credit to the team for keeping on fighting and never giving up".

"I think it's always good to be the outsider, so people expect bad of us and then we surprise people", said Pogba afterwards.

"And I think even if this game doesn't end with a victory, I would have the same feeling that the team played really, really well from the first minute - I repeat - against a super team".

I watched the game with all my Juventus teammates and we were talking about whether he should have celebrated scoring against his former club. I went to Ronaldo's home debut for Juventus and it just wasn't quite happening back then - he looked like he just needed a goal to get him started.

"Today we did a big step, but it's not over yet."

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