Jose Mourinho could still be sacked by Manchester United

Tuesday, 09 Oct, 2018

The Red Devils slumped to a 3-1 loss to West Ham United at the London Stadium last weekend to heap pressure on Mourinho following a woeful start to the Premier League campaign.

In some respects, Saturday felt like the return of United thanks to that comeback, but absolutely nobody expects the problems to dissipate because one struggling team have been defeated.

"The ones that read the papers, that are connected with social media, they thought maybe I had gone", he said when asked about the rumours, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.

Jose Mourinho consulted with his players at half-time, as his side were 2-0 down against Newcastle, in an attempt to find a way back for his side after a desperate performance.

It was widely reported that Mourinho was due to lose his job on Saturday, regardless of the result of his team's home Premier League clash with Newcastle United, although such gossip was later vehemently denied by the club.

"We were losing 2-0, they created even more chances to score more goals and confidence levels were low. To some extent, yeah, we are but it was an important result because they had to win after all the reports of Mourinho leaving".

United face a tough run of fixtures in a three-week period after the global break, including Chelsea away in the league and back-to-back matches against Juventus in the Champions League.

Sanchez's victor also saw United supporters, who had been muted in their backing for Mourinho to that point, sing his name out loud around Old Trafford.

"They had fresh legs and quality, and they were very strong at the end".

"I agree with Jose I think there is a bit of a manhunt out there - everyone seems to be looking at him". "They (Man United) changed and put on top class players". I have discussed it with him, it does not really attract him.

Here's to it being a real turning point.

"We won the game and we have to be positive and look forward to the next games".

An insidious atmosphere is ever-growing at United, manifesting in supporters booing following the final whistle of their goalless draw with Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

"A better team than Newcastle would have locked down that victory".