Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho given private show of support

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho given private show of support

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.

Manchester United dismissed reports of Mourinho being axed as "nonsense" but stopped short of providing a public backing.

Zinedine Zidane is on standby to replace Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager, claims the Sunday Mirror, with the paper reporting that the Frenchman "has been asked to snub all job offers" as the Old Trafford board weigh up Mourinho's future.

"I do not think that he will manage in England", Migliaccio replied. The boys woke up on Saturday and they didn't know if I was going to be at the game or not. His under-pressure side losing at home to winless Newcastle United in the Premier League would have been the biggest story in football at the moment.

The victory was a crucial one, and came only after Juan Mata and Anthony Martial had brought the Red Devils level after they found themselves 2-0 down to Rafael Benitez's men at half-time. Not for the title, but Mourinho's tenure at Old Trafford.

'They are all over the place this year because they are constantly hearing the manager tell them they're not good enough.

United's stirring comeback appears to have kept Mourinho is a job for now, but a return to poor form after the worldwide break could well see the manager sacked before Christmas.

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

However, the attacker earned hero status on Saturday evening when he came off the bench in the second half to fire home the victor for Manchester United against the Magpies. I don't want that, and if I could tell them to not do it, I would, because it is not about me.

"We couldn't afford another defeat, especially for the fans".

The 55-year-old also feels the board have failed to back him in the transfer market.

But Pogba's early shot was only parried by Martin Dubravka, the ball falling to Nemanja Matic who somehow cleared the open goal from six yards with a miss which summed up United's woes.

Zidane played for Cannes, Bordeaux and Juventus before joining moving to Madrid in 2001 and retiring after five seasons.

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