Newcastle win highlights support Jose Mourinho still has at Manchester United

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Press Association Sport reports patience is wearing thin within the club's hierarchy but Friday evening's story appeared to catch United on the hop when contacted.

Poor performances have been compounded by off-field problems during an uncomfortable start to the season at Old Trafford, with the relationship between Mourinho and star Paul Pogba making unwanted headlines.

In the build-up to the match, Jose Mourinho's position seemed precarious, with one newspaper reporting that he would be sacked regardless of the result.

Unsurprisingly, Mourinho was prickly with reporters in his post-match news conference, particularly when asked about what he had said to his players at half-time to inspire the turnaround. I told you last season was a fantastic season for us and if you want something more, in pre-season I also said that this season was going to be very hard.

"I'm reacting maybe a little bit emotionally, but I don't really care, to be honest with you". "I'm furious going back three, four years ago, when [David] Moyes was sacked and it broke the day before".

"I think I'm furious", he said on Sky Sports after a lengthy pause. Every ball that was in our box, I thought even in some moments, we couldn't even score in our own goal.

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Neville said if the report was true and Mourinho had to walk out at Old Trafford like a "dead man walking" then fans would turn on the boardroom.

Mourinho accepts one result does not instantly resolve some of the wide issues he needs to solve within his team but says he is confident he and his players can use the win against Newcastle as a platform to improve from.

Manchester United supporters have never been dumb - or shy - when it comes to their club's decision-makers.

The Man United manager shared that his side were expecting a hard game when they host Rafa Benitez's side at Old Trafford and heaped praise on the Spanish manager.

"And enough is enough for me". It's my life, it's a life I love, it's a life I worked since I was a kid.

Yes, he lost his way at Arsenal towards the end, but that should in no way overshadow the fact that he changed the whole ethos of the club, from the development and trust in his younger players to the eye-catching and attractive brand of football he brought to the Gunners. I hope it's not true but if it is true it's an absolute disgrace I will say, there is something rotten to the core about the way the club is operating and it has to be coming from the top.

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