Newcastle, winless in seven previous league outings, could scarcely believe its luck at Old Trafford as wing back Kenedy, a former player of Mourinho's during his second spell at Chelsea, sprinted through the middle of the defense to open the scoring.
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. "He's working things through with the team".
Asked how Mourinho reacted in the changing room, Lukaku explained: 'The manager didn't say too much after the game and shook everybody's hand'. "Even if we don't score the last goal, the feeling would be a positive feeling because as I was saying, nobody can promise to win matches, but the professionals should promise to give everything and that's what they gave".
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It's going to take much more than a 3-2 win over Newcastle, now in the relegation zone, to convince the Man United board that Mourinho is still the man for the job. "He's a good professional, he has not been playing especially well but he's kept working hard, and now he must have an fantastic feeling after scoring a goal to top a great comeback".
Another name doing the rounds is that of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, but whether he would leave the comforts of White Hart Lane given the respective clubs' current positions is anyone's guess, while paying for his compensation package to bring him to United would also be substantial. Because one day, if they like the manager and they play for them, and the next day comes a manager that they don't like and they don't play for him, they still get the money.
Mourinho, though, acknowledged that regardless of what happens, he will continue to be a lightning rod for criticism during his time at United. I have begun to feel that if it rains in London tomorrow it is my fault. "If there is some difficulties with the agreements of Brexit, it is my fault". I think opponents with much more potential than us finished behind us. "It is the life I love and since I was a kid I work for this".