What Paulo Dybala told Jose Mourinho after he taunted Juventus crowd

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"We will try especially to have a good game".

"We have to play good, only one challenge in football is to play good, and have more chance to win".

Jose Mourinho hailed a "fantastic victory" after Manchester United stole the thunder of Cristiano Ronaldo and a dominant Juventus with a 2-1 win in the Champions League on Wednesday.

"It's hard for me to answer because I focus on my job, I focus on the four lines and I focus on football", Mourinho told reporters.

City find themselves top of the Premier League once again, whereas United have fallen to seventh and find themselves nine points behind their arch enemies.

Guardiola also played down talk that United are not the force they once were, citing their impressive results recently as a reason to not to underestimate the threat they still pose. "If you want to speak about their football potential, we can speak and football potential starts with investment".

"All derbies are special, I think in Spain there is more noise than here but special, special for everybody", he said.

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"All the derbies are special, I think in Spain there's more noise [in the media] than here, before the game especially, but it's always special for everybody".

"We are not a team that gives up". But what is behind, I can not say.

United produced an incredible comeback at The Etihad last April from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and delay City's title celebrations.

Mourinho has praised United's ability to fight back from losing positions, but suggested he would like to see them score the first goal more often.

Romelu Lukaku missed the trip to Turin after picking up a hamstring complaint on the eve of the 2-1 win at Bournemouth, but the striker could make a welcome return at City.

Mourinho said: "Lukaku is training with the team this [Friday] morning". Teammates are believed to have made claims of the player looking intimidated when the Portuguese goes off in the dressing room but say he has also upset coaches by answering back during training sessions. "But, for me, the Premier League, local leagues, are so important, with all the history".