In a match that saw Jose Mourinho not make a single substitution in 90 minutes, Juventus gained a slim win over the home side to claim three points.
The lone goal came from Paulo Dybala making Cristiano Ronaldo enjoy a triumphant return to Old Trafford with Juventus, beating Manchester United in Group H of the Champions League.
Juventus were dominant throughout the game displaying tremendous form which was no match for Jose Mourinho’s men delivered another disappointing display on Tuesday.
Ronaldo played a part in Dybala’s winner, sending in a right-wing cross that ran into the forward’s path moving past Chris Smalling and Juan Cuadrado.
At the second half, it seemed United improved after the interval – with Paul Pogba hitting the post with a late curling shot. United was grateful to David de Gea for keeping the score down after the Spain goalkeeper made a world-class stop to keep Ronaldo off the score sheet.
Dybala tried an early header which went wide and former Juventus player Pogba also wasted an aerial chance, nodding a free-kick from Ashley Young straight to Wojciech Szczesny’s hands.
Juventus struck in the 17th minute when Ronaldo came with a delivery from out wide deflected kindly for Argentine attacker Dybala to get his fourth Champions League goal of the season.
De Gea also denied Cancelo before making a double save as Juventus continued to press on, blocking a dangerously swerving Ronaldo free-kick and then saving from Matuidi on the rebound.
The United shot-stopper got busy again after the break, making a delightful save high to his left to keep out one Ronaldo’s thunderous efforts, while the United struggled to get in the game.
Pogba almost got an undeserved point with his 75th-minute strike biting the woodwork and bouncing clear off the diving Szczesny, but the Serie A champions held on to dampen Mourinho’s spirits.