Manchester United 0-1 Juventus PLAYER RATINGS: Juan Cuadrado shines as Paul Pogba goes missing
- Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening
- Paulo Dybala scored the only goal of the game shortly into the first half
- The result sees Juventus move five points clear at the top of Group H
Cristiano Ronaldo made a winning return to Old Trafford as Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Paulo Dybala scored the only goal of the game with a tap in in the 17th minute as the Italian club moved five points clear at the top of Group H.
Sportsmail’s JOE BERNSTEIN has rated the performances from the players on both sides…
Paulo Dybala celebrates after giving Juventus the lead against Manchester United
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1)
David de Gea – 7
Blameless for Dybala’s goal, made good saves after that from Cancelo, Ronaldo and Matuidi.
Ashley Young – 6.5
Handled the task of marking Ronaldo by kicking him whenever he was beaten by pace and skill.
Chris Smalling – 6
Couldn’t clear Ronaldo’s cross at the near post which gave Dybala chance to score.
Victor Lindelof – 5.5
Got a rocket from Matic after struggling with Dybala’s movement. Nowhere near striker for goal.
Victor Lindelof attempts to hold off Joao Cancelo during the first half at Old Trafford
Luke Shaw – 5.5
Caught out by Ronaldo’s pace and movement when he switched to the right flank.
Nemanja Matic – 5.5
Failed to give his central defenders protection though he’d also point the finger at Pogba for that.
Paul Pogba – 5
Three thousand Juventus fans will be shocked how bereft of confidence their former hero looks.
Paul Pogba looks on in frustration following his side’s defeat in the Champions League
Marcus Rashford – 5.5
His dribbling skills were United’s best outlet but looked a boy in a man’s game at other times.
Juan Mata – 5
Spaniard saw little of ball and unable to repeat influence he had in Saturday’s draw at Chelsea.
Anthony Martial – 5.5
Spent too much time tracking back and deflected Ronaldo’s cross for goal. More positive later on.
Romelu Lukaku – 5
Goals have dried up for big Belgian who hasn’t scored at home this season. Final ball poor as well.
Manager – Jose Mourinho – 5
Setting his stall out no longer seems to work for the Special One because United keep falling behind.
Romelu Lukaku is challenged by Blaise Matuidi during the second half of the match
Wojciech Szczesny – 6
Difficult to judge former Arsenal keeper as he hardly had a shot to save – in contrast to de Gea.
Joao Cancelo – 7
Right-back was always a useful attacking outlet and denied by de Gea in first half .
Giorgio Chiellini – 7
34-year-old was recalled for this game and was Juve’s leader at the back. Still a force.
Giorgio Chiellini (tackles Lukaku during his team’s victory over Manchester United
Leonardo Bonucci – 7
Tough guy who lived up to his billing by kicking Lindelof in the head.
Alex Sandro – 6.5
Looked briefly uncomfortable when Rashford ran at him but United couldn’t exploit left-back.
Rodrigo Betancur – 6.5
Uruguayan midfielder impressed at the World Cup and is continuing his fine form.
Miralem Pjanic – 7
Glides over the pitch and a constant menace to United’s midfield with his movement.
Blaise Matuidi – 6
A better finisher might have put away chance when de Gea parried Ronaldo’s free-kick.
Juan Cuadrado plays a pass as Juventus took control of Group H on Tuesday evening
Juan Cuadrado – 8
Chelsea flop showed pace and intelligence. His near-post run created space for Dybala’s goal.
Paulo Dybala – 7.5
Marked his 150th Juventus appearance with an excellent finish having missed an earlier header.
Cristiano Ronaldo – 7.5
Made an impact at his old ground. Assisted Dybala’s goal, could have scored twice himself.
Manager – Massimiliano Allegri – 7
Instead of playing for a draw, Allegri set his team up to create danger and they looked slick.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after helping his side take the lead in the 17th minute
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