Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has conceded that Tuesday's 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions League "was a really difficult match" for the Red Devils.
Paulo Dybala scored the only goal of the contest as Juventus collected all three points from their trip to Old Trafford.
Mourinho has branded the Italian champions 'a team with huge quality' and admitted that his side were simply unable to match the Old Lady on the night.
"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 its very difficult," Mourinho told BT Sport.
"I think our attacking players, things were not coming. But everyone tried, everyone was strong mentally to try until the end. Juventus felt it and they ended the game with an extra central defender to add to the amazing Chiellini and Bonucci. It was a really difficult match for us. I thought we could take something but it was not possible."
United have now only won one of their last six matches in all the competitions but are still second to Juventus in Group H.