He added: "The boss has given us a little more freedom to move around and I think that way we can do more damage to our opponents".
Like Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof looked destined for the Old Trafford scrap heap earlier this season, although the Swedish centre-half has been earning rave reviews from United fans for his performances of late.
"At the end we are both good guys, more than you expect".
"It's a very good team, especially at home", the Swedish centre-back said.
The Portuguese coach still regrets the club's failure to sign Perisic - with CEO Ed Woodward reportedly refusing to stump up an extra £5m - and believes his skillset would have been a better fit.
"It's going to be a very tough task but we feel very confident we can go there and make it hard for them. You can't even talk about luck, because you have to find your own luck and in this case we just gifted it to them".
"No team wins in Turin in the last nine years, how strong Juventus are", Guardiola said of United's eye-catching result.
Mourinho, asked whether the wish was to go toe-to-toe with Pep Guardiola's team, said: "We are going to try".
The victory left Manchester United second in their Champions League group and just two points behind Juventus with two games left to play in the group stage. "The top teams, you can not imagine and think about it, play amazingly for 90 minutes and they don't have chances".
"When Mario [Mandzukic] plays he's more of a reference point, and then there's also Douglas and [Federico] Bernardeschi, so we have a lot of options in attack".
The Red Devils" two visits to The Etihad under Mourinho ended with a crime against football that will forever be known as "Red Monday' when they drew 0-0, before United produced a remarkable comeback to win 3-2 last season.
"They have incredible talent up front and in the middle as well".