Newcastle win highlights support Jose Mourinho still has at Manchester United

Ross Houston
October 8, 2018

Pressure has been mounting on Mourinho following a poor run of results and reports of feuds with senior players and the club's hierarchy, although United's stirring 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle United on Saturday is likely to boost his chances of continuing at Old Trafford.

"I used to say in my football memories that one day I beat Liverpool in Anfield 4-1 and I was amazed with the stadium singing Liverpool songs, I was amazed and full of respect by that".

"Everybody was disappointed in the dressing room, but I told them we can not complain about we did", said Benitez.

Juan Mata admitting that Man Utd were lucky to reach half-time only 2-0 down, saying his team were low on confidence and Newcastle had had plenty more chances to score before the break. "We fought so much", Mourinho said. Beating Newcastle, at home, is not a told-you-so moment.

United fought back from 2-0 down to defeat Newcastle United 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday with Alexis Sanchez grabbing the 90th-minute victor.

"What Mourinho has to understand is the game has evolved".

Mirror also give another explanation for United's hesitancy to get rid of Mourinho, as they feel there is now no viable replacement out there.

The Spaniard was brought on as a substitute as early as the 19th minute at Old Trafford on Saturday, replacing a beleaguered Eric Bailly as United trailed Newcastle by two goals. This is not about me, this is about the football club they love. I think that is clear. The winning goal came in the last minute of the game, with Alexis Sanchez heading in the effort.

Mata praised the vocal support for pushing the team towards their eventual win but admitted the fans deserved better than from the players especially because of the continuing off-field issues.

"Obviously, they changed things, and they were really playing with four strikers at the same time". Only Cardiff, Huddersfield and Fulham have let in more goals this season in the top flight.

Mourinho, too, has hope and belief that has been absent in recent weeks, even if he claims there is a media "man hunt" against him.

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