Fellaini Scores Late Winner, Mourinho Smashes Bottles

The player has been an integral part of Real Madrid's success

The player has been an integral part of Real Madrid's success

It took over 90 minutes, but Manchester United finally got on the board against Young Boys to win 1-0 on Tuesday to clinch a spot in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

In Mourinho's defence, he is paid to win football managers, and sending long-balls to Fellaini is winning football matches.

The team who played against Crystal Palace on Saturday, trained away from the rest of the group on Monday too, perhaps we would see wholesale changes.

That didn't look like the case at one point, though, with a late Fellaini victor earning United a vital three points and provoking a typically evokative Jose Mourinho celebration.

Watching the match on BT Sport, it was intriguing to hear the different interpretations of the match from Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Owen Hargreaves and host, emphasis on the word host, Gary Lineker.

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"He is strong and tall but he has great balance, can control with his chest and is a great header of the ball".

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly told the club that he will not extend his contract if there is any uncertainty regarding the managerial situation at Old Trafford.

However, Fellaini popped up with a 91st-minute victor to seal a 1-0 success at Old Trafford, and Juventus' victory over Valencia ensured United progressed to the last 16 of the competition.

That save came as the Swiss champions grew in confidence in the second half, encouraged by the prosaic efforts of Jose Mourinho's side, who struggled to create chances and squandered the few they did fashion.

Said former England striker Gary Lineker of Mourinho's response.

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The United manager stopped short of using such cutting soundbites on the eve of the Young Boys encounter but shed a light on the issues he faces.

"I've played Champions League 14 times and qualified [for the last 16] 14 times", he said.

Jose Mourinho opted to start Rashford in a central role up front as Belgium worldwide Romelu Lukaku dropped to the bench for the European clash.

"The season I was not in the Champions League, I won the Europa League". I united the goal with David [de Gea]'s save.

Furthermore, the likes of Rashford and Martial are widely regarded as two of the most exciting young players in the world.

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