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Former Premier league stars deliver verdict on Manchester United’s victory in Italy

Manchester United shocked everyone, perhaps even their own fans as they made an astonishing comeback in a span of 4 minutes to hand Juventus their first loss this season

The Old Lady went ahead when Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sublime goal on the 65th minute. Thereafter, both of Manchester United’s substitutes Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini played a key role in both of united’s goals respectively, one directly and one indirectly. The victory increased Manchester United’s chances of qualification significantly and former forward Andy Cole was very impressed with his former employers.

Today is a massive result because I’m not sure how many people expected Man Utd to go there and get a win,” he said. For me, I thought if they left with a draw, it would have been a real positive result because Juventus have been so strong at home but to come away with a win, it’s a big result, especially with the derby at the weekend.

Everyone will be buzzing with that result. It’s a major, major boost and Jose Mourinho will be delighted as will everyone flying home tonight.

You look at the two other games now and Man Utd really have to be looking to qualify – well not looking to qualify, they should qualify. But as we know in football, anything is possible. There will be another tough game in Spain against Valencia and the next two games will sort the group out for Man Utd.”

For once, former Liverpool and Wales forward Craig Bellamy was on the same side as his Manchester United counterpart “The dominance Juventus showed at Old Trafford a few weeks ago – there was a big gap,” he added.

Over the last two years, Juventus have been gunning for this competition and they are one of the in-form teams in Europe at this moment so credit to Man Utd.”

Author’s take

This victory could not have come at a better time for the Red Devils as they take on their noisy neighbors Manchester City on Sunday, in what could easily be one of the games of the season.

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