Jose Mourinho clings on at Man Utd after Alexis Sanchez completes comeback against Newcastle
Manchester United Newcastle United (Kenedy 7) from Rob. Until we meet again. . “If the players hate Mourinho,” says Abhu, “they must be the daftest 11 men on the planet to have played like that in the second half. MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly held talks with Zinedine Mourinho has already provided a negative update ahead of the fixture, saying: "I think week, with the players' commitment and I look forward for the game. Go to the stadiums on match day and reach there well before time (more than hours early). There is an entry point for the players and you need to stand.
Would a better team have killed off Manchester United before Mata began the fightback with a delicious free-kick and Sanchez completed it with a goal his flagging confidence so badly needed? They certainly cannot expect to defend so shambolically against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after the international break and believe they will get away with it.
With a bit more composure, Newcastle United could easily have sported a lead at the interval and Yoshinori Muto will certainly rue a missed header from close range.
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Mourinho celebrates United's comeback Credit: Mourinho is no stranger to making early substitutions, but whether he was trying to make another statement to his board about their failure to sign a centre-half in the summer or not, few could blame him for withdrawing Bailly after just 19 minutes and putting on Mata.
He certainly had the backing of the fans who chanted: McTominay did not emerge for the second half but Nemanja Matic - as bad here as he was against West Ham - fared no better in defence.
Mourinho has built a career on cohesive, organised defences but this lot were a rabble. For the first, Matic, out of position, allowed a throw-in to bypass him and gifted Ayoze Perez the freedom to surge forward into a huge open space and feed Kenedy.Deadpool Takes Over Manchester United!
Kenedy then cut inside Young with embarrassing ease and stroked the ball past De Gea. Anthony Martial scored an excellent equaliser for Newcastle Credit: AFP It soon got worse.
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Young had somehow trumped his own inept defending for the first. Newcastle United were better in every department, this a team who went into the game second bottom with just four goals from seven games, and only two saves from De Gea to deny Muto and Shelvey kept United in it.
His performance reflected it. It was not the worst miss of the day, though. But suddenly United were discovering some urgency and, with Pogba finally gaining a foothold in the gain from a deep lying midfield role, Newcastle United found themselves getting pushed back further and further.
Ferguson is back in his seat at least, well aware that no-one has come close to replacing him. Man Utd 1 Wolves 1 All over at Old Trafford, and United's three-game winning run has come to an end with a frustrating afternoon at home.
Nuno Espirito Santo embraces Jose Mourinho on the touchline, before the latter puffs his cheeks and trudges down the tunnel.
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Wolves were full value for the point, while United displayed some familiar failings going forward. Wolves, meanwhile, happy to aim for the far corner flag. Luke Shaw takes a breath. Traore takes him on and fires a shot at the near post! De Gea kicks it away.
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Perreira whips it in, and it's flicked goalwards by the head of Conor Coady Fellaini wins the next corner, which leads to a brief scramble, but all Wolves hands are on deck now. Sub Andreas Perreira fancies a go, but he hits the wall, as does Mata with the follow-up.
I'm still sensing a late winner and some Mourinho touchline chest-thumping Then, as predicted, Traore leads a counter-attack for some brief respite. Pogba gallops up to the ball and smacks it almightily They can afford to sit in a little now, thanks to the outlet that Traore will provide.
Lingard eventually crosses into the gloves of Patricio.