Mourinho reveals board backing after United's stunning win over Newcastle

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

A really poor performance against Newcastle could certainly have hastened Mourinho's departure, and that was what the manager was looking at when opponents without a win this season skipped into a 2-0 lead, though a combination of shrewd substitutions and patient pressure produced three second-half goals to rescue the situation.

"I think a lot of wickedness and a clear man-hunting that I think in football is too much". The victor came in the 90th minute when substitute Alexis Sanchez headed home and United ended a run of four matches without a win in all competitions.

But Man United have upcoming fixtures against Chelsea, Juventus and Manchester City; Mourinho and his side will be seriously tested after the global break. It is my life. "It is a life I love, and since I was a kid I work for this".

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.

That was the first time in the Premier League era that United had conceded two goals, at home, in the opening ten minutes of a game.

Newcastle took the lead in the seventh minute, opening up United's defence easily after Ayoze Perez found Kenedy and the Brazilian burst goalwards before calmly drilling past David De Gea.

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If United's defence was at sea, their attack was misfiring and Marcus Rashford missed a great chance to pull a goal back when he headed wide from six yards after a cross from Romelu Lukaku.

"At halftime we had a good conversation".

"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 very bad season".

The 23-year-old left-back completed the full 90 minutes of Saturday's dramatic victory but complained of a problem after the match.

Other results: Watford 0 Bournemouth 4; Crystal Palace 0 Wolverhampton 1; Burnley 1 Huddersfield 1; Leicester 1 Everton 2.

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

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