Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has said his side should have beaten Manchester by more than the 1-0 scoreline they left Old Trafford with.
Paulo Dybala’s first half goal was enough for the Bianconeri to secure the victory and maintain their 100 percent start to this season’s Champions League. The visitors dominated possession; and Allegri said that better decisions in the final third could have led to a bigger winning margin.
“We were very good in the air, with [Giorgio] Chiellini and [Leonardo] Bonucci, whilst I liked Alex Sandro a lot — both in the defensive phase and from a technical point of view,” Allegri said.
“We could also have made it 2-0 but we made mistakes with the final ball on more than one occasion.
“We need to find different ways to get to the area and not give points of reference. We did it well even if in attack, we make too many mistakes and need to be more concrete.”
The British press were full of praise for a dominating Juve performance as the front of the Daily Telegraph sport section declares that the Red Devils were “out-thought, out-passed, out-classed”.
Inside, the match report declares “the opposition reached a standard which this current United side might spend their lives trying in vain to reach” as “it felt like the team from Turin was the only one playing football for grown-ups”.
The Guardian declared “there was a time when Old Trafford would lap up these nights”, but “the side now managed by José Mourinho came up so short it must have been a chastening experience for the supporters”.
The Independent declared “Juventus were on another level to Manchester United” who put in “another troublingly passive display to go with the general pattern of this season”.
The Daily Mail noted “this should be a meeting of elite clubs – United have the financial and commercial riches that Juve envy” but “in football terms, they are no longer equals, and the Italians were far superior technically”.