However, after a superb second-half fightback saw United grab a 90th-minute victor through Alexis Sanchez, Mourinho was at his abrasive best during the post-match interview.
Several reports claimed that Zidane had already been contacted by the Red Devils and one journalist over the weekend was convinced that Mourinho was set to be sacked regardless of the result against Newcastle.
"There's a lot of wickedness and clear manhunting in football is too much".
"I go to London tonight, if it rains in London tomorrow, it's my fault". "We were losing 2-0, they created even more chances to score more goals and confidence levels were low".
"Today, I think it's an fantastic feeling for him to score the winning goal in a comeback". If there is a problem with Brexit, it's my fault, " Mourinho said.
He told TVE in September: "Certainly I'll be coaching again soon because it's what I like doing and what I've done all my life".
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Shearer believes United will still lose games over the coming weeks due to Mourinho chopping, changing and criticising his defenders.
In the seventh minute, Ayoze Perez played a routine through-ball inside full-back Young and Kenedy easily beat him, for skill and pace, before finishing ruthlessly. "He's working things through with the team".
Ed Woodward's right-hand man did not respond directly but gave Mourinho a big hug and said, "well done". If there's some difficulty to have agreement of Brexit, it's my fault and I have to be ready for this. "It is the life I love and since I was kid I work for this".
Mourinho also explained how he feels he has become the victim of a "manhunt".
"The industry I work in is different, a lot of wickedness, too much wickedness in something that should be attractive".
United's victory over Newcastle moved the club up to eighth place in the table and have won four times, drawn once and lost three times so far.