Friday, 16 November, 2018

Can Jose Mourinho survive 'manhunt' after stay of execution?

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane lifts the trophy after Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final football match between Juventus and Real Madrid at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff south Wales Mourinho says 'manhunt' against him affecting Manchester United players - video
Rita Gibson | 08 October, 2018, 12:01

Speaking after his side's dramatic victory, via Portuguese outlet Record, the powerful midfielder was asked to shed some light on how his team were galvanised to produced their gutsy second half performance, and said: "He (Mourinho) asked us to be men and not be scared, just to play".

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their third goal with Marouane Fellaini on Saturday.

Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez all scored in the final 20 minutes against Rafael Benitez's side and striker Romelu Lukaku has questioned why Mourinho's team can not always produce such thrilling attacking football.

Mourinho and Pogba have endured a tumultuous time of late after repeated fall-outs in public.

Marcus Rashford was "sad" in this remarkable win over Newcastle, said Mourinho.

It was nearly a replica of arguably the standout result of the Mourinho era, when United roared back from 2-0 down at half-time to Manchester City to win 3-2 at the Etihad in April to delay Pep Guardiola's title party.

Replacement skipper Ashley Young was exposed as Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto stunned Old Trafford with two goals inside the opening 10 minutes for a Newcastle side experiencing their worst start to a top-flight season, but who clearly fancied their chances here.

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

"He's on holiday mode", was how Lancombe described him recently, whilst his team also pointed out that Zidane is capitalising on his time away from the game. They needed a centre-half in the summer and he did not get the backing that he wanted.

The former Real Madrid boss, who won three consecutive Champions Leagues at the Santiago Bernabeu, is widely considered the favourite to succeed Jose Mourinho if he leaves Old Trafford.

It's why - the newspaper claims - the 55-year-old can have no complaints if the France legend steps into his shoes as the club look to move in a new direction.

'They are all over the place this year because they are constantly hearing the manager tell them they're not good enough. This is not about me, this is about the football club they love.

"At half-time we were losing 2-0 and the fans were magnificent to the team".

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