Not for nothing were the 2,000 travelling fans singing "Oh what a night" among other songs ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby, the third hard away game in eight days, the first two of those 2-1 victories.
"Speaking to BT Sport after Wednesday's win, Ferdinand said: "[The win was] exactly what we wanted, going into the derby at the weekend as well, what a fantastic result.
"It leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, but we can´t win all the time".
I think some of the media became distracted with the sideshow antics rather than focusing on the fact Manchester United just beat Juventus, which is probably their best victory under Mourinho thus far.
After United's 1-0 loss to Juventus at home two weeks ago, he responded to the goading of the Italian fans by holding up three fingers toward them, denoting the treble of titles - Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup - he won with Inter in the 2009-10 season. They bought that player (Ronaldo), they want to win everything, they can win everything and we are a team where numerous players didn't play big matches like this in the Champions League.
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Ronaldo came close after five minutes when Bonucci laid it on for Dybala on the edge of the box, with the Argentinian chipping it over for Ronaldo whose volley was blocked by Victor Lindelof. Then David De Gea had to be alert as a Juan Cuadrado cross defected off Matic and needed a low stop from the Spaniard.
The United boss was repeatedly jeered throughout the encounter due to his connections to Juventus' fierce rivals Inter Milan. He really should have approached the game determined to show his old fans what they were missing, but he was simply swallowed up Juve's midfield of Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira and Rodrigo Bentancur.
Ronaldo then put his hands up to say sorry to the United fans - you know, since it's an unwritten rule to not celebrate against your former club unless your name is Emmanuel Adebayor.
Mourinho conceded he had got carried away with his celebration.
He added: "On a handsome Italian day, I made a little thing".
"No, I leave the pitch immediately to avoid reacting, " he said.
Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci came across to remonstrate with Mourinho - who defended his actions in his post-match press conference, saying "I didn't insult them, I just made a little thing".