Jose Mourinho presided over a Man Utd comeback vs Newcastle in the Premier League fixture after a report claimed he would be sacked this weekend.
- Jose Mourinho sarcastically said ‘sorry’ to the media after Manchester United secured a coruscating comeback against Newcastle.
Less than 24 hours after a report claimed Mourinho would be sacked this weekend regardless of the result against the Premier League’s third from bottom side, United recovered from 2-0 down at half-time to clinch a dramatic 3-2 win through Alexis Sanchez’s 90th minute winner at Old Trafford.
Fellow substitute Juan Mata scored United’s first as Mourinho engineered United’s recovery via some innovative tactical changes in which Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic played just in front of solitary centre-back Chris Smalling in the second-half.
Mourinho joked in his television interview he would be blamed for raining in London tomorrow and the British government’s Brexit negotiations before he attended his post-match press conference.
“I’m sorry, boys,” Mourinho said as he took his seat. Mourinho had referred to a ‘manhunt’ in his broadcaster’s chat and added: “It doesn’t stop, No, [it will never stop]. I don’t think so.
“As a friend of mine was saying to me this morning, if tomorrow rains in London it’s my fault. I go to London tonight if it rains it’s my fault, if there’s some difficulty to have agreement of Brexit it’s my fault and I have to be ready for this.
“There’s a lot of wickedness and clear man-hunting in football is too much. But it’s my life that I love and I have worked for this since I was a kid and I will love it until my last day, so it’s one more experience in my life.
“I am 55-years-old and, in spite, of the first time I see in football a manhunt, I am 55, I am mature, I can cope with it and live with it. I think some of the boys, they are not the man that is hunted, I think they are not coping well with it and the way they start they were panicking. Every ball in our box I thought even we could not score and it is not easy for them.
“For me, it is not easy too, but I think life is made of experiences and some are new and some are deja vu. This is new but makes me a better manager and a better person. I understand things in the human nature and in the industry. I used to love it, and I still love it, but it’s different.
“A lot of wickedness, too much wickedness in something that should be beautiful. I cope with it with some sadness obviously and I survive, I am mature.
“I think there is too much talk and putting out the honesty and the professionalism of the players. One thing is you can’t do better and another thing is you don’t want to do better. And another is you can do better but you don’t cope well with the feelings surrounding your environment. But I think the players showed they wanted to win the match.”