Focus on Jose Mourinho as Manchester United fight back against Newcastle

Following Sky Sports" coverage of Brighton's win over West Ham, the Red Devils legend launched into a five-minute tirade against player-power, executives being in "Football Manager" mode and a "rotten to the core' situation at Old Trafford. Speculation over Mourinho's position mounted before kick-off following United's poor start to the season and, with his team trailing 2-0 inside 10 minutes, the Portuguese boss looked like he could be on his way out.

Manchester United however replied emphatically in the second half by scoring 3 unreplied goals to make the scoreline 3-2 and their players have been on social media reacting to this wonderful turn around on social media.

Reports on Friday claimed Jose Mourinho was facing the sack at Manchester United, but he says he had been reassured by the club's board. From the hard time they gave Martin Edwards, to the protests against BSkyB's attempted takeover, to the green and gold scarves campaign against the Glazers: Old Trafford does not stay passive when fans don't like the direction of their club.

However, other news outlets like BBC, Sky Sports and The Guardian reported yesterday before the match that Mourinho retains the backing of the club, with the board now having no plans to remove him as manager.

A failure to do so ahead of the Newcastle game could be viewed by Mourinho as evidence of a loss of faith and therefore a clear signal that his time is up at United.

Mourinho has vowed to fight on at United, with his next match scheduled to be a trip to face his former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on October 20.

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

"I will not talk too much about that, because we have to concentrate on the game. That is the reason why it was a phenomenal season". "I have no doubts about that".

"I'm furious going back three, four years ago, when [David] Moyes was sacked and it broke the day before". I think of Louis van Gaal being sacked the evening of an F.A cup final and finding out from other people.

"Enough is enough for me". He will go. Just keep doing what you are doing, which is supporting your football club.


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