SMALLING: WE CAN BEAT JUVENTUS AT TURIN

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Manchester United lost to Juventus 1-0 at Old Trafford, and the defeat opened a huge gap between Juve and United in the Champions League group H.

Juve were clearly the better side at Old Trafford and started the first-half in dominant style, with United only trying to get back in the game in the second-half, but it was already too late as Juve’s defence was solid, with Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci clearing everything that came their way.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says he and his team-mate’s will not make the same mistakes in Italy as they did in the first half at Old Trafford, and he believes United can get the three points against Juventus on their home turf on Wednesday night.

“I think Juventus, we started the game a bit in awe, we were off the pace and they were on the front foot but the second half we showed we could give them a game,” Smalling said.

“We created chances and we can take that second half performance to Turin and we will be more on the front foot and I think you’ll see a better performance than you did, particularly in the first half.

“Juve have shown they don’t concede many goals and hopefully we can get on the front foot.

“The first half, I think we learned from that and we showed that in the second half and on Wednesday you will see a difference.”