There you have United winning, playing really well towards the end, but all the focus is still on what the manager did after the game.
Jose Mourinho's side had looked utterly toothless in attack but after the Portuguese threw on Mata, Marouane Fellaini and Marcus Rashford late in the game they staged the most unlikely of comebacks, recalling their epic 3-2 win from two goals down in Turin in the 1999 semi-finals.
United kept possession very patiently but without Romelu Lukaku did not have a clear threat up front.
Unfortunately for United, if City create chances like Juve did - and the Italian champions had two other clear-cut openings as well as their goal - then City will score.
DF Chris Smalling, 7 - Trusted again by Mourinho despite a poor first half at Bournemouth and didn't let him down.
For the ball to bounce in off Sandro's head was an ugly way for United to clinch the win but it gave them the result they wanted, so who cares?
Bonucci floated a ball over the top of the defense and Ronaldo watched it over his shoulder before volleying into the top right corner.
Cristiano Ronaldo was quiet for the first hour or so of Juventus' match with Manchester United on Wednesday in the Champions League group stage. "It was a game where we could have lost 2-0, drew the game 1-1 or won the game 2-1", he added.
It is a big ask for United to stop them, and they will have to play much better than they did against Juve to stand a chance. I'm not sure United have what it takes, but you never know.
Lukaku's injury means he is a doubt for Sunday's trip to Manchester City, so Sanchez might get another outing at the Etihad.
Wednesday was the third time in their past six matches that United have come from a goal down to win. "What he proved in Turin was that he can still give his team the tactics to make them competitive against superior opponents", he told the Daily Mail. "I wouldn't do that gesture again but I don't think I offended anyone and at the time it seemed like the appropriate response to those who had insulted all my family, apart from my Inter one too".