Mourinho: Bonucci and Chiellini could teach defending at Harvard University


Juventus left Old Trafford on Tuesday night having nullified any attacking threat that Manchester United posed in what was a completely dominant performance and Jose Mourinho heaped praise on the Old Lady’s central defensive pairing.

Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci have been together for a number of years now and although their relationship was interrupted by the latter spending last season at AC Milan, the duo are two of the best in the business.

“Juventus had control in the first half and defended in the second, adding an extra central defender to add to the amazing Chiellini and the amazing Bonucci,” he said after the game.

Mr Bonucci and Mr Chiellini could teach lessons at Harvard University about how to be a central defender.

“They have talent everywhere, all over the pitch, so it was a difficult match for us.”

Mourinho’s side were not helped by a struggling Romelu Lukaku, who is without a goal since September 15 for the Red Devils.

“He’s not having a good moment,” Mourinho added.

“It’s not just that he’s not scoring, but he’s not combining well with the team.

“But he is our striker and we believe in him.”