Mourinho reveals board backing after United's stunning win over Newcastle

Mourinho reveals board backing after United's stunning win over Newcastle

Mourinho reveals board backing after United's stunning win over Newcastle

In the English Premier League, Manchester United have fought back from 2 goals down, to beat Newcastle United 3-2 at Old Trafford.

Sources have told ESPN FC that United have not discussed replacing Mourinho with Zidane and dismissed such reports as "nonsense".

If Manchester United had lost to Newcastle on Saturday evening, Jose Mourinho would probably be unemployed right now.

Zizou has been touted constantly as the man who is destined to replace the Portuguese tactician, but the France legend's agent, Alain Migliaccio, has quashed the rumours, insisting to Journal du Dimanche: "I do not think that he will manage in England".

The confidence of the visiting fans belied the fact that they had yet to win any of their seven league games so far.

Will the benefits last any longer than they did when United came from two goals down to win at Manchester City and Crystal Palace last season?

Mourinho made it clear during pre-season that he wanted a new-centre back as he wasn't satisfied with those at his disposal.

He might yet lose it for his side have been wholly underwhelming so far this season, but he can at least count on the support of many Old Trafford regulars.

The Sunday Mirror believe that his exit remains more a matter of when than if, as United have been in contact with Zinedine Zidane to ask him to turn down any offers of employment elsewhere, as they decide what to do with Mourinho.

"Sacked in the morning", sang 3,000 Geordies in the direction of Mourinho throughout the game.

Manager Mourinho added: "I think he is a good boy".

"And the players have to take their share of the blame because they can put the effort in like they did in the second half against Newcastle".

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. I don't want that, and if I could tell them to not do it, I would, because it is not about me.

Presuming he is still in charge, Mourinho returns to Chelsea after the worldwide break, where he has lost in all three visits as United manager, with no goals scored.

The comeback continued six minutes later when Martial received a header from Pogba, played a one-two with his French team mate featuring a clever Pogba back-heel, before scoring with a precise finish from 15 yards.

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