Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that Juventus is currently in a class of their own, following the United’s 1-0 loss to the Old Lady.

Dybala’s early goal in the game was all the Old Lady needed to grab all three points, though Paul Pogba’s attempt hit the bar.

In an interview with BT Sports, Mourinho said: “In the other side there was huge quality. Sometimes people look for Cristiano Ronaldo or Dybala but in a top team you have to look to Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci. I think Juventus is this type of team that when they are in front, it’s very difficult”.

“I think our attacking players, things were not coming. But everyone tried, everyone was strong mentally to try until the end.  It was a really difficult match for us. I thought we could take something, but it was not possible.”

When asked whether he feels The Red Devils too much respect, he responded.

“I don’t think so. I tried not to. With the team we played, it was to let the boys feel positive and take the positive feeling from our match at Stamford Bridge (a 2-2 draw with Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea).

“But Juventus is a different level of quality, I have to be honest. A level of quality, stability, experience, know-how. The base of the team they have Bonucci and Chiellini.

“That’s the base that allows them to play with the freedom in attack. ‘Lose the ball, no problem, we are here’.

“We could deserve a goal for the effort of the boys, but it was not possible. I have no complaints with my boys. I have a positive feeling for their effort.”

Mourinho also said in his Press conference that Juventus “are one of the main contenders to win the Champions League. As soon as we saw the draw, we knew we were challenging for second place with Valencia.”