MOURINHO REVEALS WHAT HE TOLD THE PLAYERS AT HALF-TIME THAT SPARKED A COMEBACK

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The Theatre of Dreams is famous for its comeback, and we experienced another dramatic comeback at Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho’s men came from two goals down to win the game 3-2.

United were trailing Newcastle by two goals after Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto scored twice to put the Magpies ahead just after 10 minutes of the game.

United looked a different side in the second half after Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez scored in the last 20 minutes of the game to secure a famous 3-2 win at Old Trafford.

After the victory, Mourinho revealed that there was an inspirational talk in the dressing room at half-time that aided a fight back.

He told BT Sport: “At half-time we had a good conversation.

“We didn’t promise each other we would win the match, we promised we’d give everything with no fear – they gave everything, I don’t think we were lucky, we fought for the match.

“Even if it ended 2-2 we would leave with a positive feeling. Nobody can promise to win matches but a professional should promise to give everything and they did.”

He added on MUTV: “I think at half-time we opened our hearts. We spoke two minutes about the tactical changes we were going to make, and we spoke eight minutes about other things that I thought let the players a little more free to face the second half.

“And 3-2, amazing, but if it was 2-2 I think the feeling would be the same. Always leaving going home with the head high, not hidden, always showing yourself, and that is the feeling when you play with the dignity the boys did in the second half.”