Manchester City take on arch-rivals Manchester United on Super Sunday, but who will be each side's key man at the Etihad Stadium? "And I think even if this game hadn't ended with victory I would have the same feeling that the team played really, really well from the first minute against a super team".
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 don't think it's the way to look at the match".
"I told him there was no need, I didn't insult him".
A series of allegations published by German magazine Der Spiegel in recent days claim City attempted to bypass UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, but the English champions showed no signs of distraction as they swatted the Ukrainian aside and took control of Group F.
"He talks to me, tries to help me, he gives me - how do you say it in English... to improve my game and stuff like that.
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It's true they are the favourites because they are in unbelievable form but this is Manchester United and you never know what can happen". So from Juventus we don't bring important injuries.
Last season when United visited the Etihad, like this time, City were the overwhelming favourites before the game. "We are a team that always finds a way to fight back".
United finished second behind City last term - albeit lagging 19 points adrift of the record-breaking champions - but they are seventh going into the weekend's clash.
So, we have to make sure we grow up not just in our approach, - because that I think is clear that the team is growing up - but also we have to grow up in our compactness and to start matches well.
United could be bolstered by the return of Romelu Lukaku for Sunday's derby, with the Belgium striker missing the Bournemouth and Juventus games because of injury. "We have of course one more session tomorrow (Saturday), if the answer is positive he is ready", Mourinho added.