"A point or three would have changed little for Juventus, but three points makes a big difference to us".
Asked if he felt United were operating on a fair playing field ahead of the derby, Mourinho said: "It's hard for me to answer because I focus on my job, I focus on the four lines".
"I came here to do my job and I was insulted for 90 minutes", Mourinho said. "But I don't think they think it is an easy match for them".
This time he had a win to celebrate after watching his team being dominated and then fight back after former United star Cristiano Ronaldo's spectacular opener.
"We are the real Manchester United, also in the bad moments, because we have to recognise we have bad moments and have to improve".
It is hard for me to answer because I focus on my job, I focus on the four lines, focus on football, if you want to speak about their football potential we can speak and football potential starts with investment after that of course there is a quality of the work, of the organisation, I think that is untouchable but what is behind it I cannot say. I saw so many people that I know well.
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It would take a hefty contract to sign Harper, though, and it remains to be seen if the Dodgers are willing to dish that out. In order to afford Harper, the Yankees might have to explore the option of dealing Stanton, who has a no-trade clause.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo could not hide his frustration that despite scoring his first Champions League goal for Juventus the Italian side "gifted" a dramatic late 2-1 victory to Manchester United. "Hopefully we can get all three points".
"We were there from the first minute until the last".
It was the 121st goal in the competition for five-time Champions League victor Ronaldo who Juventus are counting on to help them lift their first European title since 1996.
"You know, I think we have to just think about the match".
Juventus sits atop Group H, two points ahead of United.
Manchester United will give a fitness test to Romelu Lukaku, who has missed their last two league and cup games with an unspecified injury.
Not to mention Alex Sandro brutally nutmegging Jesse Lingard.