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Scholes: Manchester United only beat Juventus because they were complacent

Paul Scholes has said that the only reason that Manchester United beat Juventus last night was because the hosts were ‘a little bit complacent’.

Manchester United went into the game at the Allianz stadium in Turin as rank outsiders, especially having been totally outplayed at Old Trafford two weeks previously by the Italian champions.

The Premier League club were holding their own in Northern Italy on Wednesday night, until a sublime floated ball by Leonardo Bonucci dropped in behind the United defence and was volleyed home by five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

With Juventus having been unbeaten in all competitions this season, and not conceding a goal in the Champions League, many would have been forgiven for writing Jose Mourinho’s side off, however, the Red Devils evoked memories of glories past with a rousing comeback to win 2-1.

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However, United legend Paul Scholes reckons that his former side only won because Juve became complacent.

“I think if this is a quarter-final, semi-final then I don’t think United are getting in the game,” he said on BT Sport.

“I think Juventus would be more ruthless. You could argue they were a little bit complacent after the first game.

“It was so easy for them, there was nobody near them.

“He (Massimiliano Allegri) left Matuidi out tonight as well, he left Cancelo out.

“Is he thinking about other things? It’s not the most important game for them tonight.

“Juventus are still going to qualify.”

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