Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Romelu Lukaku: Jose Mourinho didn't say much after Newcastle win

Romelu Lukaku: Jose Mourinho didn't say much after Newcastle win

After 10 minutes, that scenario looked all but certain, as United conceded a quickfire double to the Magpies, only for a Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial inspired Red Devils to complete the most memorable of comebacks in recent times to win the game 3-2.

"We couldn't afford another defeat, especially for the fans". Brexit, it's my fault.

"I have to be ready for all of this".

He never made clear why, but it's safe to say he was being sarcastic.

"At half-time, we are losing 2-0 and I know we can do better [than] we are doing". This is what a football club is. "It is a life I love, and since I was a kid I work for this".

"He's getting better in terms of understanding, that is the key", said Benitez.

Mourinho is expected to meet the Manchester United hierarchy in London this week as the club continue to deliberate on whether to sack or support him.

Instead, he claimed the criticism was more of a problem for players who froze under the spotlight.

"In the biggest clubs in the world there are periods of a lot of meat and there are periods of a lot of bones".

The Spaniard was brought on as a substitute as early as the 19th minute at Old Trafford on Saturday, replacing a beleaguered Eric Bailly as United trailed Newcastle by two goals. I think some of the boys are not coping well with it. I thought at some moments we could score in our own goal.

"They [the board] gave me a contract until July 2020". I can cope with it.

"Marcus Rashford was sad on the pitch, Scott McTominay was scared on the pitch, " Mourinho said of the way two of his young players performed in the first half.

That's why it is hard to see a way back for him at Old Trafford, whatever short-term relief this win may have given him, or credit he deserves for dragging a second-half performance out of a team who had looked on the verge of collapse.

'They are all over the place this year because they are constantly hearing the manager tell them they're not good enough. "They gave me the contract because they wanted to give it to me".

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.

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