Manchester United have been off to a disappointing start to the season, resulting into various questions over the possible sacking of manager Jose Mourinho. They sit at 8th spot in English Premier League and already have been knocked out of the English League Cup in third round against Championship side Derby County at home.
But in recent league game, following a very impressive second-half performance, the Red Devils managed to complete an incredible comeback to defeat Newcastle United by 3-2. The performance showed by United proved how good the team can be if they play aggressive and attacking football. Not just the fans but also various players expressed happiness and playing more attacking football.
United striker Romelu Lukaku shared his thoughts on United TV,
“It’s not good for the heart when it is like this but it is satisfying to win and the way we did in the second half was the way we should always play football.
That’s what the fans want to see, that’s the way we want to play.”
– Romelu Lukaku
According to reports, not just the players and fans but also the Club board were happy with the performance and have decided to support the manager Jose Mourinho. Richard Arnold, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s right hand man has seen hugging Mourinho in the tunnel following the Red Devils comeback win over Newcastle.
Group Managing director of #MUFC Richard Arnold interrupted my chat with Jose Mourinho after I asked him if he would be allowed to continue to give him a hug and say well done.
“Some of my players couldn’t deal with the manhunt!”
— Sam Matterface (@sammatterface) October 6, 2018
Moreover at the press conference when the former Chelsea manager was asked about his job security at United he directed the question to Arnold who hugged the Mourinho and said “well done”. Backing from the board maybe is all that Jose needs right now as if he continues to implement attacking football he can win the dressing room back and lead the club back to fighting for trophies.
Winning goal scorer Alexis Sanchez who also got off the mark for this season, had been under fire for his repeated poor performances this season. Despite good news coming for Mourinho from various ends, he shrugged off the claims that there won’t be any new speculations regarding his sacking.
The pressure will be shifting for a few days for Mourinho thanks to the International break, but just after the break United have a visit to Stamford Bridge, which will be a return for the Portuguese at his former club for an intense Premier League fixture.