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Mourinho pledges to turn Man United around amid sack report

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Mourinho tells 'magnificent' United fans to stop singing his name

- Paul Pogba has had a hand in 29 Premier League goals under Jose Mourinho at Manchester United (13 goals, 16 assists), more than any other player.

The result will likely help to reduce some of the pressure on Mourinho, and the majority of the home fans sung the name of the under-fire manager after Sanchez had put them in front.

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Nevertheless, the visit of Newcastle looked the ideal opportunity to get the club back on track and especially when you consider Rafael Benitez's men hadn't won in the league all season.

"Today [Friday], the third day [since the Valencia game] is the first day we have all of the players together and three days in between matches is more than enough time to have the players ready for the weekend match".

Formet United and England full-back Gary Neville, one of Ferguson's most dependable players, said such an attrition rate went against the "principles and values" of the club.

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A failure to do so ahead of the Newcastle game could be viewed by Mourinho as evidence of a loss of faith and therefore a clear signal that his time is up at United.

Asked if United would be right to sack Mourinho, Sky Sports pundit Neville replied: "No".

Poor performances have been compounded by off-field problems during an uncomfortable start to the season at Old Trafford, with the relationship between Mourinho and star midfielder Paul Pogba creating unwanted headlines.

"I have to assess Fede (Fernández) and Dummett", said Benitez in Friday afternoon's press conference.

"It has to be coming from the top". Only Huddersfield (4) have scored fewer goals than Newcastle (3) this season, and the Magpies are in fact the least creative team as things stand, having fashioned the fewest number of chances in the division this season so far (32). They are playing Football Manager with the biggest club in the world.

"In this season with the potential of our direct opposition, last season to finish second was a fantastic season for us".

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