Mourinho's United deliver comeback win over Newcastle

Dean Simpson
October 7, 2018

Needing a win badly, it didn't look like it was coming after trailing Newcastle 2-0 in the opening minutes, but United bounced back and got a late victor from Alexis Sanchez to win 3-2.

When it was put to the Portuguese that this kind of run for a club of this size is not acceptable, he said: "Yes, I accept (it is not good enough)".

"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".

"I think a lot of wickedness and the clear man-hunting that I think in football is too much, but as I was saying, it's my life".

"Senior United sources have told Mirror Sport he has reached the point of no return, with the axe ready to fall whatever the outcome of Saturday's match against Newcastle", the Mirror's David McDonnell wrote on Friday night.

"Jose Mourinho will get the biggest support of his life tomorrow and I'll be there to give it to him".

Man United will be hoping to dispatch with Benitez's men, if only to quell talk of this season's derailment with less than the first fifth of the full fixture list out of the way. This has been going on for five or six years.

And the Belgian admitted he wanted to be the one that scored the victor for Jose Mourinho's side. Neville accused Manchester United of "playing Football Manager with the biggest club in the world", referencing the popular video game.

"And enough is enough for me". It is about the football club they love and the football club we represent with honour and dignity. "I used to love it".

"And I'm furious that we're stood here thinking that there's a report that's broken out.journalists don't break stories of this nature unless they're absolutely certain". These things destabilise. So for him to then destabilise his own dressing room by publicly admonishing his players and ripping their confidence apart - it's another sign he's not the right fit.

"I'm reacting maybe a little bit emotionally, but I don't really care, to be honest with you. Even some of the players, they commit some mistakes that were not normal".

Man United and Newcastle have played each other 166 times in history, of which the Red Devils have won 84 times while their North-East counterparts have come out on top on 42 occasions.

It is a move that the club have made before, when they asked Mourinho to keep himself available as they decided what to do with Louis van Gaal.

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