Silva, who has three goals and two assists in the league this season, said table position was irrelevant in a derby, and he wants City to deliver for their supporters.
"I came here to do my job and I was insulted for 90 minutes", Mourinho said.
However, United showed great resolve as they won the encounter following a superb Juan Mata free-kick as well as a last-minute own goal by Alex Sandro.
A win for the Red Devils would move them six points behind Pep Guardiola's men heading into the final global break of the season.
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Nonetheless, after the final whistle again I Bianconeri, Mourinho walked out on to the pitch while cupping his ear in a provocative manner towards the home fans.
Allegations of financial impropriety off the field couldn't derail Manchester City moving to the brink of the Champions League last 16 as Gabriel Jesus scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. 'Hopefully, we can win. I respect Juventus, I respect their players, their manager - I respect everything.
"They are a fantastic team with an incredible record at home".
Though he had to fend off competition from Young who also stood over the ball.
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Instead they must now wait for the remaining games against Valencia and Young Boys to seal their passage to the next round.
The win comes as a timely boost for United as they next face rivals Manchester City on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium.
It didn't take a lot to convince Ashley Young. I hope we arrive on time!
'It's true that they are the favourites because they are in unbelievable form, but this is Manchester United and you never know what can happen.
The result solidfies United in second place behind Juve at the top of Group H, but now with just two points different.More news: Meg Ryan announces engagement to John Mellencamp
"I was happy with the goal, but I'm a little bit disappointed because we should win the game with three or four goals".