Mourinho unsure if Lukaku can face Juventus

Elena Summers
November 6, 2018

Ronaldo failed to add to his seven-goal league tally for new club Juventus with the Portuguese superstar hitting the woodwork before next week's Champions League visit by former club Manchester United. "The second half was much better". At half-time, I thought I was the luckiest manager in the Premier League, because to be 1-1 in a half when it should be like 5 or 6-2, we were really lucky.

José Mourinho was livid with his side's "disastrous" first-half performance and Smalling - who described that 45 minutes as their worst this season - has urged United to eliminate any sloppiness in Turin on Wednesday or risk being punished by the Serie A leaders.

Argentina worldwide Dybala scored Juve's quickest Serie A goal in six years to put the hosts en route to a win that gives them 31 points after 11 top-flight matches - their best tally at this stage of a campaign.

Mourinho expects them to compete for the Europa League qualification spots this season.

"We were defensively very bad".

Manchester United are willing to accept a small fee for Ander Herrera, according to the Sun.

"I'm sure I will enjoy watching it back but with a lot of frustration that we haven't been able to turn it into three points".

"I am trying to find a balance where we develop the team and the talented players we have in the second and third phase of attack without losing the balance". We didn't start pressing up or doing what we worked on during the week.

After appearing to soak up the pressure well in the second half, it took until added time before United claimed the win despite a valiant defensive effort from the hosts, and will point to chances in the first half as to where they can improve going forward. I think opponents get scared when they see Manchester United constantly attacking.

"I think by the end of December, which is the end of the first half of the Premier League, I think we are not going to be in the position we are now".

This was a start, particularly as Bournemouth had begun the season so impressively.

"We were ready for everything, I can't understand the mentality that brings me more white hair!" The lead can be overturned against teams like Newcastle and Bournemouth, but big games are coming thick and fast and United need to be ready for them from the first minute.

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