Jose Mourinho eyes up two new signings for Manchester United

Ross Houston
October 9, 2018

It was looking like the final nail had been hammered into Mourinho's coffin on Saturday evening, as his disorientated United side conceded two sloppy goals within the opening 10 minutes against Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

United have only managed five wins in all competitions since the start of the season and reports at the weekend suggested Mourinho would lose his job regardless of the result against Newcastle.

Mourinho's Manchester United team went on to beat Newcastle United 3-2, having come back from two goals behind and Rooney said that the recent run of poor results had reminded him of the hard times during Louis van Gaal's two-year reign at the club.

The 55-year-old oversaw a miserable pre-season tour of the United States and ended the transfer window without the centre-back he so desperately wanted.

Mourinho is expected to meet the Manchester United hierarchy in London this week as the club continue to deliberate on whether to sack or support him.

In a match billed as Mourinho's last chance, United could not have started any worse.

"The United hierarchy, led by the Glazer family, have a long-held policy of not speaking publicly about club matters."

Former Man United midfielder Paul Ince wants Mourinho to stay - but urged him to update his tactics.

Lukaku is pleased to have seen the feel-good factor returned to Old Trafford heading into the worldwide break, telling MUTV: "I can go to Belgium with a cool feeling [after winning]". It's not like when he was at Inter Milan in the Champions League and he could park the bus defensively. This team is playing miles below its potential and even further below the standard set by Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool.

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