Tottenham beat the European champions 3-1 at Wembley on Wednesday, just four days after they were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United.
Mourinho’s style this season has been criticised despite the Red Devils sitting second in the Premier League table and top of their Champions League group.
Mourinho insists his players should get more recognition.
He told a news conference on Thursday, “I know that it is a different way of analysing things for this reason or that reason.
“Similar performances for some clubs are magic, are examples of brilliant tactics and amazing attitude from the other players and for other teams the same kind of performance becomes conservative, becomes negative, becomes so many adjectives.
“Honestly, just as an example, Tottenham beat Liverpool 4-1, Tottenham beat Real Madrid 3-1, Tottenham didn’t score against Manchester United so at least a little bit of credit my players deserve.”