Allegri wary of Man United distraction as Ronaldo starts against Cagliari

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In Florence, Florenzi snatched a point for Roma five minutes from time to cancel out Jordan Veretout's first-half penalty. "We're going to win a lot of points that way".

While insisting his troops "gave everything" to the cause during the 2-1 defeat, boss Howe admitted he was irritated not to come away with a famous victory.

"We can take the second half to Turin and I think we will be more on the front foot and you will see a better performance in the first half".

"We passed the ball well". We passed the ball well and there was really good intensity to our play.

"The discussion at half-time was of course that we weren't winning but deserved to be winning by more than one".

"Pogba is young and still has room for improvement, now he is a player of Manchester and unfortunately on Wednesday, we have to meet him".

Mourinho believes eighth-placed United, who are unbeaten in their last three league games, will improve and close the gap on their rivals over the next couple of months. We didn't sustain it for the whole match.

"When Ronaldo arrived, I wrote to Pjanic in our chatroom: "Sorry Mire, but I think you won't be taking many free kicks this year". Some of the movement was second to none. That could have been easily avoided.

Eric Bailly has been largely outcast by Mourinho since the debacle against Brighton in the second game of the season, but is surely time for him to be recalled.

In the coming days we will find out exactly what is going on with Lukaku and Mourinho behind-the-scenes, but it appears the Belgian forward is far from happy with being left out of the starting lineup.

Ander Herrera was that player.

"The good thing is the team has the face of a fantastic character and the heart that the game is not over and we go until the end". And here are three talking points from their narrow win over the Cherries.

Dybala got Juventus off to a brilliant start when he turned Fabio Pisacane and Luca Ceppitelli on the edge of the box and fired into the bottom-right corner despite losing his footing. It will be interesting to see what role the Spaniard will get against Juventus and Man City next week.

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