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Juventus should have 'easily' beaten Manchester United, insists frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo

The Independent logo The Independent 08-11-2018 Simon Peach
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Cristiano Ronaldo believes Juventus should have beaten Manchester United “easily” on a night when the forward’s breathtaking volley counted for nothing.

After outclassing Jose Mourinho’s men at Old Trafford a fortnight ago in a win far more comfortable than the 1-0 scoreline suggested, the Serie A giants looked set to defeat them again.

Ronaldo’s exceptional volley against his former side left onlookers rubbing their eyes in disbelief – as did the late United comeback that would see the visitors seal a remarkable 2-1 win in Wednesday’s Champions League encounter.

“I have seen the replay in the dressing room,” he told Viasat. “I didn’t realise it was a fantastic goal, but I did good movement and I kick with the ball strong.

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group Stage - Group H - Juventus v Manchester United - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - November 7, 2018  Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal   REUTERS/Massimo Pinca     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY © Reuters Soccer Football - Champions League - Group Stage - Group H - Juventus v Manchester United - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - November 7, 2018 Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Massimo Pinca TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

“I was happy for the goal but we are a little disappointed because we should have won the game easily, by three or four goals.

“Manchester, they didn’t do much, in my opinion.

“They created two chances, set pieces, I know the English teams they are always looking for the set pieces.

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group Stage - Group H - Juventus v Manchester United - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - November 7, 2018  Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Manchester United's Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini © Thomson Reuters Soccer Football - Champions League - Group Stage - Group H - Juventus v Manchester United - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - November 7, 2018 Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Manchester United's Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

“But we will learn from our mistakes and we are still top of the group so we are good.”

Video: Beating 'super' Juve thrills Mourinho (Sky Sports)

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