I respect Juventus, I respect their players, their manager - I respect everything.
Mourinho, who spent two years in charge of Inter Milan, cupped his ear at the final whistle provoking a confrontation on the pitch with Leonardo Bonucci and Paulo Dybala.
"What really annoys me is losing a match we deserved to win, but at this stage it doesn´t matter that much, we still have nine points".More news: Pat Toomey's advice to next attorney general: Wrap up Trump probe
"In this moment I have only to think about football and about Manchester City as the football team they are". 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. I didn't insult them.
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.
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"We dominated for 90 minutes, had so many chances, could have killed it off three or four times, but we relaxed and were punished".
Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala both hit the woodwork before five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo brought the capacity 41,470 crowd to their feet when he hammered home Bonucci's long pass from just inside United's half. "And it is a great joy for me because we won against a super team".
"It's a fantastic victory for us, a victory that is not just about the points we lost at home but the feeling of how well we played", said Mourinho. We had an incredible escort here today - thank you to the Italian police.More news: Virat Kohli slammed after asking fan to leave India