Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho revealed he had received a text message of support from the English giants’ board ahead of his team’s thrilling 3-2 win over Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Alexis Sanchez scored a 90th-minute victor for Jose Mourinho’s side, who were 2-0 down in the 10th minute.
Last weekend’s 3-1 loss at West Ham made this the club’s worst start to a league campaign in 29 years and the Mirror’s report about the Portuguese’s future increases the focus on the Old Trafford encounter against Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle.
‘As a friend of mine was saying to me this morning, if tomorrow it rains in London it is my fault.
“I really don’t. I don’t think they are good enough”.
The key thing I look for when a manager is said to be in peril is whether the players are on his side.
That has led struggling Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso to identify Ibrahimovic as the man to breathe new life into his side, and the 37-year-old is willing to consider a return to Serie A, according to The Sun. We promised we would give absolutely everything without any fear, without any pressure, just the pressure of giving everything and of course they gave everything. “They had four attackers and it was hard to defend against a very good team”.
“I think it’s a ridiculous talk because the players, they do not play for the manager”, Mourinho said. I think of Louis van Gaal being sacked the evening of an F.A cup final and finding out from other people.
‘I have to be ready for all of this.
“The ones that read the papers, that are connected with social media, they thought maybe I had gone”, said Mourinho.
I told you last season was a fantastic season for us and if you want something more, in pre-season I also said that this season was going to be very hard. It’s my life, it’s a life I love, it’s a life I worked since I was a kid.
Wenger’s ability to spot a diamond in the rough without spending big could also be appealing to Woodward who is surely far from pleased with the money he has recently forked out for players who, for the most part, have failed to impress.
They had seen Anthony Martial, another player who divides fan opinions, equalise after being set up by Paul Pogba on a insane evening of football in which a 70th minute Juan Mata free-kick had propelled United back into the game.