Mourinho says 'manhunt' against him affecting Manchester United players

Manchester United's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez celebrates with Manchester United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini after scoring the team's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and

The pressure on José Mourinho has slightly eased after Manchester United produced a stunning comeback against Newcastle United on Saturday.

In the build-up to the match, Jose Mourinho's position seemed precarious, with one newspaper reporting that he would be sacked regardless of the result.

"And the players have to take their share of the blame because they can put the effort in like they did in the second half against Newcastle".

It took United another 60 minutes to finally come back in the game via Juan Mata.

Having been linked with Manchester United, Zinedine Zidane's agent appears to have all but ruled out a move to the Premier League for the former Real Madrid coach. I have begun to feel that if it rains in London tomorrow it is my fault. If there are some difficulties with the agreements of Brexit, it is my fault. "And I have to be ready for this".

Scheduled to kick-off at 5:30pm, Mourinho and his staff were said to arrive before 12:00pm this afternoon.

"I think he's one of the most hard-working professionals I have ever seen and to give us the win, he deserves it and I am really happy for him". I scored three in a row and I left, so I said, I think I have the touch and today exactly it proved.

"If I hadn't had an SMS from my board not to read (the papers) I would have been convinced too", he added. This is what a football club is. Some are new and some are deja vu.

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Despite his reputation, Mourinho remains a popular and respected figure amongst his peers and Jokanovic insisted that if he will never speak a word against the Manchester United manager.

Yet Spanish outlet Ok Diario claim United may not sack Mourinho just yet.

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

"I am 55 years old now and I can live with it but some of my boys are not coping quite so well". I thought at some moments we could score in our own goal.

"It is not easy for them [the players]".

"I cope with it, with some sadness, but I'm a big boy".

Ashley will decide when he leaves Newcastle, while Mourinho is unlikely to have that option at Old Trafford, but he can be heartened by the support he has receiving, even when so many fans think he could be doing a much better job. "It's not about that", he said. "I don't want that". This is not about me, this is about the football club they love.

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