Man Utd defeat Newcastle 3-2 in Premier League

Ross Houston
October 7, 2018

A 90th-minute victor from Alexis Sanchez, one of the major disappointments of this season, completed the comeback which should ease the pressure on Mourinho.

'Every time Newcastle had chances they could have scored.

Anthony Martial equalised six minutes later, driving home after a clever exchange with Pogba and then another sub, Sanchez, rose to head home Young's cross in the final minute of normal time.

Mourinho's post-match comments that McTominay was scared and Marcus Rashford was passive were unnecessary.

Yet United made it clear on Saturday morning that Mourinho's position is not under imminent threat, as they insisted no decision has been made over his long-term future.

Mourinho was under intense pressure ahead of the Premier League clash, with some reports suggesting that the Portuguese would get sacked regardless of the result at Old Trafford. Not since 1999 have Manchester United gone five games without a win, and we predict they will avoid equalling another unwanted record this weekend.

That story sparked a furious reactions from United legend Gary Neville, who told Sky Sports that the hierarchy at the club needed to be changed as he claimed persistent leaks from Old Trafford insiders were undermining a succession of the club's managers.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits sack talk affected his players in the early minutes of victory over Newcastle United. Kenedy has completed 11 take-ons in the Premier League this season, more than twice the total managed by any teammate.

Newcastle held on to their two-goal advantage until the 70th minute, when substitute Juan Mata sparked a comeback with a stunning free-kick.

"Jose Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world and I think at this moment in time any manager in the world would struggle at that football club with the way that the recruitment is handled, the way in which it is operated".

Without a club since getting sacked by PSG in 2016, Laurent Blanc could see a return to Manchester United as the ideal way to come back into management.

The Sunday Mirror believe that his exit remains more a matter of when than if, as United have been in contact with Zinedine Zidane to ask him to turn down any offers of employment elsewhere, as they decide what to do with Mourinho.

Newcastle will look to get over this result at home to Brighton on October 20.

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