Mourinho pledges to turn Man United around amid sack report

Mourinho pledges to turn Man United around amid sack report

However, Mourinho, whose side staged a remarkable comeback from two goals down to win 3-2 at Old Trafford, disclosed that the club's hierarchy informed him prior to the game that they still have faith in him.

Asked why it was so hard to get the players working together with team spirit, the United boss said: "Because sometimes things are not just in the manager's hands".

"The board has not backed Jose Mourinho either, though".

Nevertheless, the visit of Newcastle looked the ideal opportunity to get the club back on track and especially when you consider Rafael Benitez's men hadn't won in the league all season. It's hard running a football club, managing a football club, playing in a football team.

The former World Cup victor could also be key in unlocking the potential of fellow French man Paul Pogba, whom Mourinho reportedly fell out with amidst a string of poor performances.

"I think it's a ridiculous talk because the players, they do not play for the manager", Mourinho said.

Things just keep getting worse for Manchester United - and their fans are distinctly unimpressed.

"It's probably the biggest challenge of his career so far".

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"This is the first time I've seen in football man-hunting", Mourinho told BT Sport.

The Red Devils are now in 10th place on the Premier League table - quite far from where they had imagined they would be at this point of the campaign - and are already nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City.

The most recent meeting came in February 2018, when Newcastle stunned Man United 1-0 at St James' Park.

It leaves United closer to the relegation zone than Premier League leaders and looking to avoid going five successive matches without a win for just the second time this century.

The French man had a successful three years at PSG, winning a domestic double and back-to-back trebles in his three seasons, but his lack of European silverware led to perhaps a premature exit from the Parisien club.

An outside bet, but one that isn't as outrageous as it may seem. It's been my life, it's given me everything and I'm not turning on my football club, but I have to say, something has to change, and it isn't the manager.

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