Keep calm and carry on, Benitez urges Newcastle after late defeat

Ross Houston
October 7, 2018

Jose Mourinho was under huge pressure before Manchester United's game with Newcastle United, never mind when they were 2-0 down, so it's no surprise he shouted with relief after the final whistle.

Goals from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, and Alexis Sanchez got Manchester United the much-needed three points, and sent the Old Trafford faithful into a state of ecstatic frenzy.

And some reports claim the Special One could be sacked if the Red Devils lost to Newcastle at Old Trafford in the Premier League tomorrow.

There are suggestions that senior United officials met with representatives of Mourinho in London on Friday to discuss the crisis, with the manager backed to turn around the club's fortunes after their worst start to a season in 29-years.

The MEN say Woodward was also horrified at the chants aimed at him from the United fans. "Even some of the players, they commit some mistakes that were not normal".

Earlier, Mourinho responded to the criticism coming his way by claiming United overachieved in finishing second last season, 19 points behind champions Manchester City, adding he always expected this campaign to be more hard.

Substitute Alexis Sanchez scored the victor in the 90th minute to give Jose Mourinho's side their first win since September 15.

What unfolds is Neville launching into a five-minute tirade against player-power at the club, executives playing "Football Manager" with the biggest team in the world and his belief that certain people that are running Manchester United are 'rotten to the core'. Brexit, it's my fault. I have to be ready for all of this.

"No, I think we have enough potential to do better than what we are doing in the Premier League", Mourinho said.

"The industry I work in is different, a lot of wickedness, too much wickedness in something that should be attractive". I absolutely love it to death, it's been my life.

"The whole club of late has been embarrassing", former England striker Shearer said on BBC Match of the Day.

In the Belgian first division, Daichi Kamada scored a penalty for his third goal of the season in Sint-Truiden's 3-1 win over Mouscron.

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