Jose Mourinho’s turbulent time as Manchester United manager could end with him being sacked as soon as this weekend, according to a British press report.
Mourinho responded to the criticism coming his way by claiming United overachieved in finishing second last season, 19 points behind champions Manchester City, adding he always expected this campaign to be more hard. So, read on for Manchester United v Newcastle live stream options, team news, predicted XIs, stats and TV channel info.
“There’s a lot of wickedness and a clear manhunt in football that is too much”, the United boss said in a post-match interview with BT Sport.
“So we expect a hard match”.
‘The ones that read the papers, that are connected with social media, they thought maybe I had gone, ‘ Mourinho told TalkSport.
Mourinho will again be without Jesse Lingard, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo, but Ashley Young could return after missing the draw with Valencia. “I think my players showed they wanted to win this match and we improved when Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic dropped deeper because we needed players with the technical quality to bring the ball out from the back”.
Speaking yesterday, Benitez said Muto, signed from Mainz in the summer, was “closer” to his first league start.
Alexis Sanchez scored a 90th-minute victor as his team came from 2-0 down to beat Newcastle, ending a four-game winless run. The Chilean was fielded on the right side against Valencia following a poor run of form this season, in which he is yet to score.
“Marcus Rashford was sad on the pitch, Scott McTominay was scared on the pitch”.
It was United’s first win the Premier League since mid-September.
“He just looks worn to me”. But through his dribbling ability, Kenedy does offer a quality that is unique among this Newcastle team.
“It has to be coming from the top”.
It was a shocking opening 10 minutes from Mourinho’s side as they conceded twice to Newcastle, who had only scored four goals in seven games prior to this match.
Asked who was to blame for United’s predicament, Mourinho responded: “The same people that were to blame for the fantastic season of last season”.
The under-pressure Portuguese manager may agree with Merson’s assessment of the Magpies’ current attacking threat however it’s clear that he wouldn’t choose to play Benitez’s side ahead of anyone, as it’s a hard game.
Meanwhile, Eric Dier led third-place Tottenham past Cardiff 1-0, and Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a spectacular goal to help Everton defeat Leicester 2-1.
It was a performance of genuine heart, and one that reminded us Mourinho still has something to give.
That was followed up by chants about Gary Neville, who had freshly taken aim at the United board during a passionate rant on Friday Night Football.
There had rumours before the game that Jose Mourinho would be sacked regardless of the result against the Magpies.