Zinedine Zidane agent casts doubt over Manchester United move

Elena Summers
October 8, 2018

It was nearly a replica of arguably the standout result of the Mourinho era, when United roared back from 2-0 down at half-time to Manchester City to win 3-2 at the Etihad in April to delay Pep Guardiola's title party.

Mourinho insisted he wouldn't be affected by the doubters claiming he has lost control of his club and is destined for the axe.

It has been claimed in some quarters that Manchester United's comeback win over Newcastle United on Saturday could have saved Mourinho from being sacked.

"I don't know why we don't always play like this but at the end of the day we won the game and we have to move on".

It is understood that Mourinho wants that reassurance to be made public. Not for the title, but Mourinho's tenure at Old Trafford.

Mourinho's inspiring words clearly did the trick, as his sider rallied in the final twenty minutes of the game, with Alexis Sánchez provided the dramatic last minute victor to send the home fans into raptures.

"Yet they are completely different players this season because they are constantly hearing their manager telling them they are not good enough".

While Zinedine Zidane is everyone's favourite choice as a replacement, there are reported concerns shared by the Old Trafford higher-ups regarding the Frenchman's managerial acumen to guide a rocking United ship to more calm waters in a league he has never managed in before.

"I'm amazed", said Mourinho when asked about their backing.

"We have some kind of situation with Man United".

"Mourinho didn't need to dig out individuals after the game". If I could tell them please don't do it I would say that.

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.

One win over a struggling side will convince nobody, but United were hugely impressive in the last half hour and had bombarded the away goal before Mata's breakthrough.

Mata praised the vocal support for pushing the team towards their eventual win but admitted the fans deserved better than from the players especially because of the continuing off-field issues.

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