Manchester United Football Club finally got a win under their belt. The 3-2 come-from-behind victory at home to Newcastle United was their first victory in five outings.
The game itself was an absolute rollercoaster. At 2-0, all hope looked lost, the team looked out of ideas, the manager looked deflated.
However, when Juan Mata found the back of the net, Old Trafford erupted. The fans believed, the players did, too. From that point forward, the hosts were on top, peppering Newcastle with crosses, shots, and runs. The threat was there. Eventually, Alexis Sanchez headed home to turn things around. It was a memorable evening for the lively crowd.
Following the game, the interviewer told Mourinho that the fans were continually singing his name. However, the self-proclaimed Special One has explained why he was ‘amazed’ by the response – before adding he’d tell them not to do it.
“I’m amazed by that response,” Mourinho said, per The Peoples Person.
“I don’t want that [the fans singing Mourinho’s name], and if I could tell them to not do it I would, because it is not about me it is about the football club they love and the football club we represent with honour and dignity.”
“At half-time we were losing 2-0 and the fans were magnificent to the team and that is fantastic.
“I am in a situation where I’m losing 2-0 at home in a match everyone knows is important for us to win, and they were amazing.”
The whole stadium was behind Mourinho, but I’m not sure why he’s coming out and playing the martyr. I feel like it’s a dig at Paul Pogba or some other player who is currently undermining him, but why not just come out and say that he’s thankful for the support?
Gary Neville called it, as you can see from the video below. That story from The Mirror, claiming that Mourinho would lose his job, whatever happens, has seemingly gotten the fans back on Mourinho’s side. It worked a treat last night. Now, it’s up to the players to kick on from here and prove that they still want to fight for the boss.