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This was poised to be a tribute to the good Cristiano earlier than José Mourinho’s aspect produced a group-stage homage to 1999

Properly, that was an excellent little blast from the previous. And no, Cristiano, not in the best way you have been hoping. Grit, pluck, a feverish perception within the plan: it appears odd now that just some weeks again these have been exactly the issues this Manchester United group appeared to be missing.

As an alternative of which on a light, nonetheless, sometimes fevered night time in Turin United produced a moment of Barcelona-lite, a gaggle stage homage to the triumphs of 1999, turning 1-Zero down into 2-1 up within the remaining 4 minutes.

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