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Juventus 3-1 Cagliari: Juve restore six point lead

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Romelu Lukaku will not feature against Bournemouth

"We are doing everything we can to get there, the 28-year-old said".

United now sit second in Group H but they're five points adrift of Juventus after the Italians put-in an impressive performance to secure a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture two weeks ago with Paulo Dybala scoring the only goal of the game.

United were second best for much of the contest, Bournemouth taking a deserved early lead thanks to Callum Wilson's 50th goal for the club before the in-form Anthony Martial hit back for Mourinho's men.

Massimiliano Allegri replaced Costa with Cuadrado for the second half and Juve found it tough to create more chances, but Cuadrado finally added to their tally three minutes from time to stave off a potentially tense finale.

If the Portuguese's prediction is to come true, United must shake off the inconsistency that has so far undermined their efforts this season. My assistants were saying this is the best warm-up of the season.

Roy Hodgson, Eddie Howe and Chris Hughton are all regarded as some of the top managers in the division but Mourinho manages to cast a spell over them when they face Manchester United.

Despite the absence of Belgian frontman Romelu Lukaku though injury, United eventually turned the screw.

"In training yesterday, after the press conference, he felt something that needs to be studied in the next couple of days. We agree with the coach, we need to score more goals".

Roma visits CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Now, Mourinho has admitted to have altered his defensive approach in order to adopt a more attacking philosophy, whilst also speaking about the subsequent effects it has had on his team's overall gameplay.

United finally clicked in the 35th minute when Sanchez showed his worth.

Speaking on Friday, he said: "Ronaldo is a smart guy, he knows Pjanic and Dybala are excellent free-kick takers and they are going to take those close to the area". The ball fell to Rashford whose close range shot was blocked by Nathan Ake.

In the end, Nathan Ake was unable to stop Paul Pogba assist Rashford for the winning goal, but nevertheless, it was a superb performance from the Dutch defender.

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