Jose Mourinho has spoken about his future at Manchester United after overseeing a sensational 3-2 come back win against Newcastle United.
The Portuguese coach has been under significant pressure at Old Trafford and that’s never been truer than going into Saturday evening’s game against the Magpies.
A report from The Mirror on Friday evening suggested that Mourinho would be sacked by Man United whatever the result against Newcastle. United strongly denied that claim, but it didn’t stop the debate around the issue.
Mourinho saw his side go two goals down against Newcastle within the first 10 minutes, but second half strikes from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez gave United an amazing win and a vital three points.
The 55-year-old responded to questions about his contract and his future.
“They [the Manchester United board] gave me a contract until July 2020,” Mourinho said in his post-match press conference.
“I have a contract to 2020, I didn’t point a pistol at them.
“They give me the contract because they wanted to give it me.”
The result gives Mourinho a lifeline. It will not save his job in the long term because the fact that United did go two gaols down in such a short space of time was indicative of the problems with Mourinho’s side this season.
However, if he manages well from here on in, he could use this result and this performance as an instigator for future success.