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Fighting talk from Mourinho as he survives 'manhunt'

Fighting talk from Mourinho as he survives 'manhunt'”

Even before their team had gone 2-0 up with goals from Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto that left the home side reeling.

After 10 minutes, that scenario looked all but certain, as United conceded a quickfire double to the Magpies, only for a Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial inspired Red Devils to complete the most memorable of comebacks in recent times to win the game 3-2. I can live with it. "The team in my opinion didn't cope well with the pressure of the man-hunting", he said. "In the second half we tried especially for the fans, and tonight they go home happy".

"Then we spoke for eight minutes about other things that I thought would let the players be a little bit more free to face the second half and it became 3-2".

'Maybe it was my wrong decision to play Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay, ' admitted Mourinho. "All the players committed mistakes that were not normal".

"It's just a pity that, in the end, we lost against a very good team". We didn't promise that we would win the match. 'They were not ready for this level of pressure that the manhunt is bringing. We needed the victory, too. The feeling would be a positive feeling because nobody can promise to win matches. It's not easy for them.

"For me it's not easy but I think life is made of experiences and some are new and some are deja vu". When all the people [United fans] are against him, I'm in favour.

"The industry I work in is different, a lot of wickedness, too much wickedness in something that should be lovely". I am a mature, I am a big boy and I will deal with it. "If there (are) some difficulties with the agreements of Brexit, it is my fault". This is not about me, this is about the football club they love. 'You could feel the tension with the players, ' said Romelu Lukaku afterwards.

"We have problems and if you want to hide it, I am not the one to hide it", said Mourinho, who received a text before the game - believed to be from his boss Ed Woodward - insisting the sack was not imminent. I think that is clear.

The club now lie eighth in the Premier League, six points off Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table, having played a game more.



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