But the talk intensified as Mourinho's side got off to the worst possible start, tamely allowing Newcastle to race into a two-goal lead through Kenedy (8) and Yoshinori Muto (10), the first time they have conceded two goals inside 10 minutes at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
"Mourinho's Red "n" White army", hollered fans in the stand. "Jose Mourinho", chimed in another section around J Stand. "Man United will never die". "To some extent, yeah, we are but it was an important result because they had to win after all the reports of Mourinho leaving".
Marouane Fellaini has revealed Jose Mourinho asked the Manchester United players "to be men and not afraid" prior to their dramatic comeback victory over Newcastle United.
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"I'm very happy for the team, for us, but especially for the fans". We didn't promise that we would win the match.
Just like that day, when Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez showed why United have invested heavily in bringing them to the club, it was some of those most harshly criticised or shunned by Mourinho who pulled United out of the mire against Newcastle.
"We needed something like that", he said. Perhaps they will wait till the end of the season, for the reported fee to be paid to Mourinho falls sharply to just £10m if he fails to guide his side to the Champions League this season. The feeling would be a positive feeling because nobody can promise to win matches. When you are in your own city, your own stadium, and you have 75 minutes minimum on the bus, I think that this is quite hard to accept. Some are new and some are deja vu. When all the people [United fans] are against him, I'm in favour. I understand things in the human nature nowadays and in the industry where I work, I used to love it, I still love it is but it is different. I am a mature, I am a big boy and I will deal with it.
"As a friend of mine was saying to me this morning, if it rains in London tomorrow, it's my fault".