Manchester United bounced back from two goals down to defeat Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday evening. It was an intense match full of pressure as Jose Mourinho’s men ended up winning the game 3-2 with three late goals from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez.
A relieved Mourinho was recorded on camera appearing to speak in Portuguese as he walked off the Old Trafford pitch following the victory.
Mourinho’s job was said to be on the line with various reports claiming that the United boss could lose his job after the Newcastle clash. A loss could have damaged the team’s morale as well as increase the pressure on Mourinho, and this made him breathe a sigh of relief after the game.
However, his words after the game will be scrutinised by the FA and he could be in line for a touchline ban if the FA deem he used either offensive, insulting or abusive language in that situation.
Mourinho told the press after the game that he was being man-hunted.
“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 told BT Sport.
“As a friend of mine was saying to me this morning, if tomorrow it rains in London it is my fault. If there are some difficulties with the agreements of Brexit, it is my fault.
“I have to be ready for all of this. I think a lot of wickedness and clear man-hunting in football is too much.
“It is my life. It is the life I love and since I was a kid I work for this.”