He has scored 20 goals already for LA Galaxy, and is in excellent form.
Old Trafford was rocking in the second half as United fans stuck with their team and, on the whole, under-fire Mourinho. "They helped us to go more, to try more, to give this 50 minutes more and I'm very happy for them".
'They don't deserve everything that is going on, so they deserve to see a team like today'.
A livid-looking Mourinho got players warming up on the sidelines and in the 19th minute brought on Juan Mata for Eric Bailly and moved McTominay into central defence.
Mourinho's job is on the line, with United languishing in 10th place in the Premier League and looking for their first home win since the opening day of the season on August 10.
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"Because I am coming from another country, if you win, it's a victory - [the gesture] is the victory sign", the Spaniard said. We think the fans deserve better.
"The results they had against the top teams didn't get them points yet this season, but gave them very close results and very hard matches for the opposition". I love that football club, I absolutely love it to death, it's been my life, it's given me everything, and I'm not turning on my football club, (but) I have to say something has to change and it isn't the manager, it's above that.
"It happened that we started nervous, the team in my opinion didn't cope well with the pressure of the man-hunting", Mourinho said. To some extent, yeah, we are but it was an important result because they had to win after all the reports of Mourinho leaving.
"When you think who they are, what they are, what brand they are, they have been on the front pages, the back pages and it has not been good".
Magpies midfielder Matt Ritchie said: "Us as players are the only people who can get us out of this".