Rashford's injury-time strike gives Man Utd win at Bournemouth

Allegri Barcelona are Champions League favourites not Juventus

Allegri Barcelona are Champions League favourites not Juventus

United have huge tests against Juventus and Manchester City coming up this week; Smalling will be run ragged by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Aguero.

Speaking after his side's 2-1 win over Bournemouth, Jose stated: "The approach was much more defensive [last season] and with a much more defensive approach you can hide better your weaknesses. So I think he was really good for us".

Wilson caused a myriad of trouble for United's centre-half pairing of Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof and clearly deserved scoring the opener in the eleventh minute. "We agree with the coach, we need to score more goals".

Jose Mourinho got the better of yet another Premier League manager this afternoon as Eddie Howe's men were beaten at the death by a late Marcus Rashford goal.

"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.

"No matter how bad that first half was, that second half we all believed we can go and win".

But while he admitted that task remains a work in progress, he believes United are showing the powers of recovery required to overcome setbacks and turn games around.

If the Portuguese's prediction is to come true, United must shake off the inconsistency that has so far undermined their efforts this season.

With McTominay, Ander Herrera and Fred all available to play alongside Pogba and Matic, Mourinho is finally deploying a more effective system for Pogba than wasting his France international's talents by asking him to sit deep.

"I've asked the guys to just win the game", Allegri told a press conference ahead of Saturday's game as Juventus sit top of Serie A, six points ahead of Inter Milan and Napoli. 'The thing is, I was quite pleased for him because we know he's a quality player but what he done today - he stretched them and got himself into positions.

"I can't understand [why we started slow]".

This was a start, particularly as Bournemouth had begun the season so impressively. "Against Everton we were good, but we need to be a team who performs well in the whole game".

'It brings us closer together.

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