Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Sub-par Juventus still beats Cagliari 3-1 in Serie A

Sub-par Juventus still beats Cagliari 3-1 in Serie A

The Portuguese tactician has been under intense criticism since the start of the ongoing campaign, not just due to his team's poor results, but also due to the boring and inconsistent manner in which his players have functioned on the pitch.

"People watching this game will not believe how hard we worked this week".

"I wonder whether these public dressing downs are contributing to a fear factor in the Manchester United dressing room", said McGrath.

It was United's third victory in their last four Premier League games, extending an upturn in form that was started by the home victory over Newcastle United when Jose Mourinho's side recovered from a two-goal deficit. No matter how bad the first half was, the second half we all believed we could go and win.

But despite that miss by the England striker, whose first Premier League goal since September later redeemed him, Mourinho felt United delivered a much improved performance after the interval. The fact that United played well against Everton with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in attack will have proved Mourinho right to drop Lukaku and he may face a battle to get back into the team as a regular over the next few weeks. Had really good intensity to our play and created a number of good chances.

Jose Mourinho said Manchester United's continual slow starts are whitening his hair after Marcus Rashford scored a late victor at Bournemouth.

"Fred, as well, I don't think he does".

Cagliari were refused a penalty by referee Maurizio Mariani, who checked replays of Medhi Benatia heading the ball against his hand inside the box in the 18th minute, and only a brilliant Wojciech Szczesny save kept Leonardo Pavoletti out.

"We are entering a period where we have some really hard games but I would say every game is so tough at this level", added the Cherries boss.

"We are talking about one of the top two or three clubs in world football here, but they are not playing like that and I fear for them when they take on Juventus and City in the next week". "This is a club that is talked about more than any other and we as players need to stick together and ride out the tough times and stay together in the good and try to keep them flowing as much as we can".

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