Fellaini: Mourinho asked us to be men

Fellaini: Mourinho asked us to be men

Fellaini: Mourinho asked us to be men

Amid fierce speculation over Mourinho's future, United fell two goals behind inside 10 minutes on Saturday - the first time in Premier League history that has happened at Old Trafford.

Should United and Mourinho part ways, the choice of his successor will be crucial as the Manchester club look to return to competing with the likes of City and Liverpool in the Premier League title race.

According to the Mirror, Mourinho has lost the confidence of the board with "senior United sources" telling the paper that the Portuguese coach's almost two-and-a-half-years in charge will end whatever the outcome of the league game against the Magpies.

United have made a awful start to the season, their worst in 29 years, with the Reds in tenth place in the Premier League going into this weekend and knocked out of the League Cup by Derby.

Should Mourinho remain in charge after the worldwide break, his next match will be a trip to former club Chelsea.

Last weekend's 3-1 loss at West Ham made this United's worst start to a league campaign in 29 years but senior sources at the club have strongly denied that the Portuguese will be fired this weekend.

"It has to be coming from the top".

"If I'm the person who employs the guy underneath me and he fails, eventually I've got to take responsibility for it". The Magpies have only won once in their past 36 visits to Old Trafford, but could have a great opportunity to buck that trend as they face a wounded giant.

"These football clubs, they are not made only of just victories and just hard moments, but always with pride".

Just when Jose Mourinho needed it most, Manchester United dug deep to pull off a gutsy victory for its under-fire manager.

Newcastle, who began the day second-bottom in the table on goal difference, had not held a lead in any league game this season before Kenedy opened the scoring in the seventh minute. The team will do much better than what it is doing. I can cope with it. "It was very hard to come back but we created more chances than we scored".

"I am 55 years old".

He has upset so many of them in turn and burned so many bridges, that when he has looked to them for help they have not been inclined to go above and beyond for a coach who used to engender such loyalty in his teams. "I can live with it", he added. We think the fans deserve better. "I have no doubts about that".

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.

Let us know in the comments. "That is the reason why it was a phenomenal season".

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