Jose Mourinho tops Alex Ferguson record with win over Newcastle United
It might be hard to believe given Manchester United's start to the season, but manager Jose Mourinho now boasts the highest winning ratio in the club's history after a 3-2 win over Newcastle United on Saturday.
The embattled red devils boss looked set for a fifth consecutive match without a win but a late Alexis Sanchez header saved his blushes and put an end to a miserable couple of weeks for the club.
Newcastle struck twice inside the first 10 minutes to give Rafael Benitez's side an early lead at Old Trafford before a second-half free-kick from Juan Mata acted as a a catalyst for change with Anthony Martial and Sanchez both tagging on late goals to complete a remarkable 3-2 comeback at Old Trafford.
The victory means that Mourinho has now won 79 of his 131 matches as Manchester United manager with 28 draws and 24 losses, which eclipses Ferguson's previous record of 60.1%.
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Despite the record setting win, Mourinho is under increasing pressure to keep his job as manager and he feels that the clamour surrounding his future with the club is starting to affect his players.
"It is the first time I see man-hunting. I can cope with it. I can live with it. Some of the boys, in spite of them not being the man that is hunted, they are not coping well with it," Mourinho, 55, told BT Sport.
"Marcus Rashford was sad on the pitch, Scott McTominay was scared on the pitch. Even older players commit mistakes that are not normal."
"This is not about me or the players...this is about the club."
"I am 55 years old and this is the first man hunt I have seen in football." 👀
"If it rains in London it is my fault. A bad Brexit deal is my fault."
A FASCINATING Jose Mourinho interview with @DesKellyBTS... pic.twitter.com/bkJj8Yddod
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