There were various reports across various media outlets that the Portuguese would be sacked irrespective of their result against Newcastle. Reports the club has come out to deny.
Mourinho, speaking after United pulled off a stunning comeback from two goals down to win 3-2 against the Magpies said he:
“As a friend of mine was saying to me this morning: if tomorrow it is raining in London it is my fault,” he said in his post match interview with BT Sport.
“If there is some difficulty to have the agreement of Brexit, it is my fault. And I have to be ready for this.
“I think a lot of wickedness and a clear man-hunting which I think in football is too much.
“It is a life I love, it is the life I worked for since I was a kid and I will love this until my last day. It is one more thing in my life.”
“I am 55 years old and spite of this, this is the first time in football I see a manhunt.”
“I can cope with it and I can live with it. Some of the boys, they are not the man that is hunted, they are not coping well with it.
“The way we started the game they were panicking. Every ball into the box, even in some moments I thought we could score in our own goal.
“Marcus Rashford was sad on the pitch, Scott McTominay was scared on the pitch. Even older players commit mistakes that are not normal.
“At half-time, we had a good conversation. We didn’t promise that we would win the match.
“We promised we would give absolutely everything without any fear, without any pressure. Just the pressure of giving everything and of course they gave everything.”