Juventus 3 Cagliari 1: Dybala puts Bianconeri on path to record start

Juventus 3 Cagliari 1: Dybala puts Bianconeri on path to record start

Juventus 3 Cagliari 1: Dybala puts Bianconeri on path to record start

Chris Smalling believes Manchester United's revival is being inspired by the rediscovery of the resilience that was the hallmark of their golden era under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Serie A champions returned to training on Sunday afternoon to begin preparations for the United game following a 3-1 victory over Cagliari on Saturday that maintained Juve's six-point lead over Inter Milan at the top of the table.

Callum Wilson had given the hosts an 11th minute lead but Anthony Martial levelled before the break, setting the stage for Rashford's late victor.

"And today, in theory, you say "Come on, 1-1, you bring Herrera".

'We created chances and we can take that second half performance to Turin and we will be more on the front foot and I think you'll see a better performance than you did, particularly in the first half. No matter how many minutes to the end of the game, we have the feeling that anything can happen.

"The United manager came out after the game and suggested his players had not followed his instructions as they started the game so slowly, but it is his job to get them motivated and ready for battle and all too often, they fail to get going from the first whistle".

"When the team is really defensive and you are more defensive-minded and you base your work on that, then the team doesn't develop enough in other areas but manages to get some results based on that", he said.

Legit.ng recalls that Paulo Dybala's lone goal was all that Juventus needed to beat Manchester United in their Champions League clash at Old Trafford.

"We have to stick together".

"It won't be easy, it never is easy to win and we all saw that against Empoli where we struggled, because we started well and then fell asleep", said Allegri of last week's league match which Juventus won thanks to a Ronaldo second-half brace.

Jose Mourinho was keen to stress that Ander Herrera was the decisive factor in laying the platform for Manchester United's late victor against AFC Bournemouth over the weekend.

"I think we need somebody in there like Herrera". Indeed, the former AS Monaco prodigy has now scored five goals in his last four Premier League matches and finally seems to have gained the trust of coach Jose Mourinho.

Callum Wilson's goal for Bournemouth on Saturday was the 18th United have conceded in 11 Premier League games this season - more than West Ham, Brighton and Crystal Palace.

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