"They were trying to convince me to join them, but in the end it didn't happen".
However, despite Cristiano Ronaldo's 65th-minute volley, United grabbed a memorable late victory thanks to Juan Mata's free-kick and an own goal from Alex Sandro, with Pogba's presence near the goal contributing to the victor. "When you play in this atmosphere, when you have those fans, it's just lovely".
It was Juve's first loss in any competition this season.
"I think in that moment, our supporters felt very proud and I was also very happy to make them happy to not allow Man City to celebrate winning the Premier League title in front of us".
"But the others didn't forget". We didn't have him in the first leg, Juventus introduced (Andrea) Barzagli to control us, but we immediately went direct and got the goals.
Meanhwhile, Hoffenheim revived their hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16 as Pavel Kaderabek scored an injury-time equaliser to cap a dramatic comeback with 10 men and snatch a 2-2 draw at Lyon.
Mourinho's celebrations after the match caused a stir as he cupped his hand to his ear to the home crowd but he deserved an enormous amount of credit for the shock result.
They move above Valencia in Group G to second place ahead of playing Young Boys then Valencia.
Asked if he would have reacted like Mourinho, Allegri replied: "No, I leave the pitch immediately to avoid reacting".
It could have all been so different after Cristiano Ronaldo's opener for Juventus at the Allianz against Jose Mourinho's visitors, after the Bianconeri had gone close several times earlier in the match in Turin, as well as Juan Cuadrado fluffing his lines soon after the Portuguese has spectacularly struck.