Jose Mourinho was right, teams are scared of Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini
Manchester United fans are waking up this morning remembering what it is like to win a big away game in Europe again.
It’s been a while, but United have now won three away games in a row against Juventus after last night’s victory.
Late goals from Juan Mata and a Wojciech Szczesny calamity in injury time gave United a memorable 2-1 victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo had earlier netted a spectacular opener, as only he can.
This was a huge win for Mourinho and his players. Ahead of a big game away to City, this was the perfect result.
Key to victory
Juan Mata scored the goal and Ashley Young set up the winner… but Marouane Fellaini was the game changer.
After the first game with Juventus, Mourinho bemoaned the Belgian’s absence through injury.
Mourinho’s comments on the £27.5 million David Moyes signing sounded like desperate words from a man out of ideas.
Last night suggested he was right all along. As Young’s free-kick floated in and flummoxed Szczesny, Fellaini was at the heart of the action, taking the attention of three Juventus defenders.
Teams are scared of Fellaini, even top European sides like Juventus with one of the best defences in Europe.
He can create havoc inside the box late in games and open up spaces for his teammates.
It doesn’t always work. Last night it did spectacularly.
Expect to see Fellaini in action against City at the Etihad at the wekeend.