"The thing that is a massive eye-opener for me now is I remember when he first came his talent was arguably one of the biggest talents that we've seen at United for a long time; to have him and Wayne [Rooney] in the same team was awesome when you look back". When they had a goal kick, United were right up against them and it was only the Italians' good play that got them out. "And especially there is always a lot of negative comments about us but hopefully they might say something positive for once, because I think we deserve it, the team deserve it, the manager deserves it for getting this unbelievable result".
The Swedish journalist brought up the moment, "when you went out and celebrated, Juventus players were obviously very upset".
"The Champions League is special, you can never relax, anything can happen", he said.
Over 41,000 packed into the Allianz Stadium as Cristiano Ronaldo bagged his third ever goal against his former club, but Juan Mata equalised late on, before an Alex Sandro own goal in the last minute gave United the win, as Juventus succumbed to their first group stage defeat at home since Bayern Munich in 2009/10.
Like most foes who go to Juventus, United had been outplayed, but they still played well enough to stay in the game as Rodrigo Betancur, a 21-year-old midfielder who cost only €9 million (Dh37.75m), impressed as much as he had at Old Trafford.
After years in the doldrums Italian clubs other than Juventus are starting to make a mark on the competition and going toe-to-toe again with the world's best.
"The game was a very good game, a high level game", said Mourinho.
"And it is a great joy for me because we won against a super team, and not because they are the enemy of Inter". Valencia, which earlier beat Young Boys 3-1, is two points further back.
United looked confident in possession in the opening exchanges but it was Juventus who had another chance shortly after as Rodrigo Bentancur's shot from outside the box was deflected behind for a corner.
"So ask the FA, they will translate for you", beamed Mourinho.
Having reached two of the last four finals, Juventus looked like genuine challengers for their first Champions League in over two decades when Ronaldo lashed home his 65th-minute volley.
"After training I get the ball and try".