Manchester United come from behind to give under-pressure Mourinho victory

09 October, 2018, 04:58 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Manchester United come from behind to give under-pressure Mourinho victory

'It happens in other industries, but unfortunately when you're Man United - one of the biggest clubs in the world - things will get exaggerated.

Whatever their differences, these were not players happy to lie down and watch their manager take the bullet.

Mourinho has struggled at Old Trafford this season and could well be axed before the campaign is over.

They're not just far superior to Wolves, Derby, West Ham and Newcastle, the four sides who made life so hard for Jose Mourinho's men in the past two weeks, but superior to Manchester United, too.

After Alexis Sanchez's last minute victor had given him some breathing space, Mourinho admitted he was wrong to pick youngsters Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay for the game.

All three goals were in front of the Stretford End, goals which fans hope will be a turning point in United's bad season. To some extent, yeah, we are but it was an important result because they had to win after all the reports of Mourinho leaving.

The many concerns of those fans who fill Old Trafford every week will not evaporate during the week-long global break, but at least they went home smiling after a super comeback.

Winless Newcastle had led 2-0 thanks to first-half goals from Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto.

Mourinho is expected to meet the Manchester United hierarchy in London this week as the club continue to deliberate on whether to sack or support him. We created more chances to score more goals and that's a very positive sign.


Afterwards Mourinho admitted he needed an unofficial "vote of confidence" from a board member, believed to be executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, before the game to know he could discount a newspaper report that he would be sacked this weekend, regardless of the result against Premier League strugglers Newcastle. "They have to be counted and they have to be better", said Rooney, who noted that he sees similarities to the situation that Louis Van Gaal, Mourinho's predecessor, found himself in. "I don't want that". If I could tell them please don't do it I would say that. This is what a football club is.

"We couldn't afford another defeat, especially for the fans".

"I beat Liverpool at Anfield 4-0 and I was amazed to hear the stadium singing Liverpool songs". For me it is not easy too but I think life is made of experiences.

The 20-time English champions ended up in runners up spot last term after Manchester United finished 19 points behind Pep Guardiola's impressive Citizens side.

Sportsmail also this week reported that Mourinho is barely on speaking terms with Valencia after he failed to attend the Derby loss.

Sanchez came off the bench to score the victor.

"As a team, we did so well", said Benitez. They are a side United should be beating routinely.

They will have an attempt to better that record on Saturday, however, when they host lowly Newcastle at Old Trafford.

The journalist writes in The Mirror that Mourinho has been warned to drop his pragmatic approach where he "plays the odds" and adopt a much more attacking style of play in order to keep his job at Old Trafford.

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