Roy Keane has lambasted the "cry babies" now plying their trade at Manchester United and wished boss Jose Mourinho luck in dealing with his temperamental stars. "There is a lot of wickedness and a clear manhunt", Mourinho said. Players have been blamed for not trying and the media has been accused of being disrespectful, but it's Mourinho who has been killing Manchester United with his lone-wolf mentality, rash mouth, and outdated tactics that are anti-football.
"We were losing 2-0, they created even more chances to score more goals and confidence levels were low".
Fans at Old Trafford have generally stood by the manager, and they chanted his name loudly as the comeback took place, so it's very likely the words were directed at the press.
It might not be the end of Mourinho's problems but it certainly lifted some clouds hovering precariously over his head and he showed relief and frustration in equal measure.
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However England Lionesses boss Phil Neville has since reiterated his faith in Mourinho, while also condemning the criticism aimed at the Portuguese in recent weeks, saying:"I think Jose is still someone that I look up to and admire because managers go through tough times".
Eric Bailly is another player facing an uncertain future after he suffered the humiliation of being substituted 18 minutes into the Newcastle game with United trailing 2-0. "They (Man United) changed and put on top class players".
"I'm going to go to Belgium, hopefully do well for my country, but knowing that I have two important games for my team coming back".
The Red Devils put behind them a rather discomforting week which saw them lose 3-1 to West Ham United before drawing 0-0 to Valencia in the UEFA Champions League.
"A better team than Newcastle would have locked down that victory". Hopefully play with a bit of skill, but you can't always play with skill, you can have a bad day, but on your bad days you roll up your sleeves and you fight for that jersey and don't get distracted by the balloons out there'.