Manchester United vs. Newcastle United - Football Match Report

Mourinho's team has failed to win its last four matches, a run that has occurred only once since 1999. Undoubtedly, that is a trend that needs to stop.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he will be without three first team players for the visit of Newcastle United.

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.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Mourinho has been pushing for a show of support from Woodward and the Glazer family, United's owners, in recent weeks, with further efforts made this week to prompt them into a public statement of their backing. I love that football club.

Another player who will not feature for the Magpies against Mourinho's men is centre-back Florian Lejeune.

"I think a lot of wickedness and the clear man-hunting that I think in football is too much, but as I was saying, it's my life". I understand things in the human nature nowadays and in the industry where I work, I used to love it, I still love it is but it is different.

"If you want me to repeat (what I said earlier this week), I repeat".

The club have dismissed speculation that Mourinho will be dismissed, however, with senior officials telling the Press Association that the Portuguese's reign is "not under immediate threat".

Neville accused the United board of "playing Football Manager with the biggest club in the world" and said "the tail is wagging the dog at the football club". I can't say he's a player who can push the team, because he's focus so much on himself.

Given that Mourinho is no doubt aware that his side are struggling all over the shop then clearly his remarks show that he doesn't want to play a side who purposely try to make life hard for his team. Every ball that was in our box, I thought even in some moments, we couldn't even score in our own goal.

"I am really grateful for that and my happiness about the victory is not for myself it is for the fans and the players".

The result lifts them only into eighth place in the table, but the impact it could have on Mourinho's future could be hugely important.

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