‘It’s what you dream of as a kid:’ Juventus star Paulo Dybala ecstatic to score at Old Trafford and inflict more misery on Manchester United
- Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 thanks to Paulo Dybala’s strike
- The Argentine’s goal came after 17 minutes and proved enough for the Italians
- Dybala said he dreamed of playing at grounds like Old Trafford as a child
- He hailed his side’s display at both ends of the pitch after a famous victory
Paulo Dybala’s match-winning display at Old Trafford was the kind of moment he dreamt of as a kid, with the goalscorer proud of the way Juventus knuckled down once Manchester United ‘sorted themselves out’.
Jose Mourinho’s side were outclassed in the opening period of Tuesday’s Champions League clash, with the visitors deserving far more than the Argentina star’s 17th-minute strike.
United improved, as Dybala expected, after half-time at Old Trafford, but Massimiliano Allegri’s men secured a deserved 1-0 win to keep control of Group H.
Paulo Dybala celebrates the only goal of the game as Juventus beat Manchester United
The 24-year-old opened the scoring on 17 minutes with a smart finish from inside the box
‘It was a fantastic night and I’m really happy,’ Dybala, 24, said. ‘Playing at stadiums like this and Wembley, where I scored last year, is the stuff you dream of as a kid.
‘We played brilliantly in the first half, partly because United left us some space.
Wojceiech Szczesny kept a clean sheet and said the defensive display was ‘superb’
‘They sorted themselves out in the second half, as we expected them to, but we played a really good defensive game.’
Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny echoed those sentiments after keeping a clean sheet at a ground where he once suffered an 8-2 defeat, as an Arsenal player in 2011.
‘We produced a superb defensive display,’ the Poland international said. ‘We were very organised at the back, really alert.
‘We bossed possession in the first 45 minutes and afforded them little apart from the odd counter-attack.
‘There was a 10 or 15-minute spell in the second half when they looked dangerous, but they only managed a few long-range shots because we kept it tight. It’s a great night.’