José Mourinho defended his own reaction at the end of Manchester United's return against Juventus, a victory that saw United manager, who started off the field to the final whistle after making his ear and wanting to challenge the crowd from home.
"I was insulted for 90 minutes," Mourinho said. "I do my job and nothing more. Finally I did not insult anyone I just made that gesture that I wanted to hear more of them I would not do it again But I came here as a professional do his work and people have insulted my family, so I reacted so. I do not want to think about it.
Mourinho wanted to talk about United's victory, which leaves them second on seven points in Group H; and which Mourinho seemed to suggest, was to some extent as remarkable as the famous victory at Sir Alex Ferguson's knock-out in Torino.
"Probably when Manchester United had heroes here [when they last played Juve] Manchester United was the best team, too [Juventus] I have been a top team for many years. They bought that player, they want to win everything, they can win everything and we are a team where many of the players did not play big matches like this in the Champions League.
"It is a fantastic victory for us, a victory that is not just about the points we have lost at home is about feeling how well we have played. And I think even if this game does not end with victory, I would have the same feeling that the team really played really well from the first minute against – repeat – a super team.
United's defeat came against his head. They pulled 1-0 in the 86th minute before the Juan Mata goals and a late shot by Marouane Fellaini, who stepped off a combination of Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro, modified the night's trajectory.
There was also a cautious optimism about a weekend that leads United to Etihad Stadium in the Premier League.
"We played this season against Chelsea and Juventus, the two best teams we are facing this season and we played very well in both of them," Mourinho said. "Here, lucky to win the last minute against Chelsea, not to win at the last minute, but we played very well and that's what we want. We want to play well, we want to go to every stadium and it does not matter the team. I want the feeling, it does not matter where we go, we go to compete, and that's the feeling that Manchester United fans want from all over the world. "