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Max Allegri Admits Manchester United Defeat Had Them On The Back-foot

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Juventus boss Max Allegri has admitted they are still recovering from their defeat to Manchester United in the Champions League.

The Italian champions were tipped to win the match given their current form and as expected they started the match dominating proceedings at the Juventus Stadium.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s brilliant volley put them in a stronger position to snatch all the three points but an excellent Juan Mata free kick brought United back in the game. A few minutes later The Red Devils grinded out a winner through Ashley Young whose free kick got deflected of Leonardo Bonucci and stunned the home crowd.

Allegri’s side now must bounce back when they visit San Siro to entertain AC Milan in a very crucial game. The boss said, “After the defeat everybody is feeling awful because we are not used to losing (at home) having not done so since April.

“We played a good match the other night, but we lost, and that really troubles me because we can’t boast about well-played matches but only about games we’ve won.

“The only thing we got wrong was failing to manage the match properly after conceding the equaliser.

“We were too wrapped up in emotions because the leveller seemed so unfair, and we should have instead been thinking clearly.

“We obviously weren’t going to win the Champions League on Wednesday night but we could have taken a step towards securing first place in the group.

“When you can’t win matches, you’ve got to make sure you don’t lose them. But sometimes you have to take one step backwards to take two steps forwards.”

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