Newcastle win highlights support Jose Mourinho still has at Manchester United
- Author: Julie Sanders Oct 07, 2018,
Oct 07, 2018, 22:31
Manchester United fans can afford to smile for the time being after their side pulled off a remarkable comeback to win 3-2 over Newcastle United. They scored a great goal and then they put [Marouane] Fellaini, they put Alexis on.
Newcastle United are struggling in the league at the moment and are one of the only three teams who are yet to win a game in the Premier League.
Mourinho's men, however, got back into the game with 20 minutes left when, after Anthony Martial was tripped on the edge of the box, Mata planted a magnificent free-kick past the Newcastle wall and into the corner of the net.
Eric Bailly's happiness at the win comes with a tinge of disappointment, though, after Mourinho replaced him with Mata after 19 minutes, meaning midfielder Scott McTominay fulfilled the role of a makeshift centre-back for the remainder of the half.
By the time the next round of Premier League games have been played, we could see a real shakedown of the Premier League relegation odds and a more decisive look.
'I hope (Mourinho stays) because Manchester United had Sir Alex Ferguson for so long and I don't want us to become a yo-yo club with managers sacked every two years. I'm not saying they will start challenging City and Liverpool for the title but it gives them some respite after everything that has been going on'.
"In the end we won the match and I think we deserved to win".
The Reds conceded two goals within the first 10 minutes in a shocking first-half.
He said: "Sometimes, that can help the players because we have to react differently".
The bill, which Ashley picked up, apparently came to £2,500, as the Newcastle owner is said to have dined on the cheaper option of spaghetti whilst Rafa Benitez's stars took advantage of the opportunity to dine on the pricier fillet steak.
"I'm reacting maybe a little bit emotionally, but I don't really care, to be honest with you".