Man Utd defeat Newcastle 3-2 in Premier League

Man Utd defeat Newcastle 3-2 in Premier League

I think opponents with much more potential than us finished behind us.

And before the game with Rafa Benitez's men, it was reported by the Mirror that Mourinho "has lost the confidence of the Manchester United board and is set to be sacked".

United dismissed the rumour as "nonsense", but there remains significant scrutiny on the manager's position following a run of four games without a victory in all competitions.

"They gave everything, and I don't want to say we were lucky because we fought so much for that, but I think the boys, they deserve it, even if the result ends with a 2-2", Mourinho said. "I worked since I was a kid - I worked for this, and I will love it until my last day, so it's one more experience in my life".

Within three minutes, United's sleepy defence allowed Yoshinori Muto to turn easily in the penalty area and beat goalkeeper David de Gea with a low shot.

The afternoon got off to the worst possible start as Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto gave the visitors a two-goal advantage and Mourinho chose to haul Eric Bailly off for Juan Mata in the 19th minute.

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An embarrassed Eric Bailly took on the role of United fall guy when Mourinho hauled off the Ivory Coast centre half after only 19 minutes and replaced him with midfielder Juan Mata.

Mata pulled one back three minutes later, chipping a free kick from 20 yards over the wall and curled it into the bottom near corner, and after a flurry of chances, including attempts by Fellaini, Chris Smalling and Pogba, it was Anthony Martial who provided the equaliser in the 76th minute. We still talk, and our relationship is good.

'We have to perform much better.

"With all the respect, and I hope they don't interpret me in a negative way, if we are playing in a league like the Swiss league and we don't win that league, anything else apart from winning that league would be an bad season".

Cardiff was reduced to 10 when Joe Ralls was sent off in the 58th minute at Wembley Stadium.

But Alexis Sanchez capped United's incredible second-half comeback when he rose to meet Ashley Young's cross and head in the winning goal in the final minute of the game.

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