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A lot of pressure has been put on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after a poor start to the season.

The pressure reduced a little after Manchester United came from behind to beat Newcastle 3-2 at Old Trafford during the weekend.

Mourinho’s job was strongly rumoured to be on the line prior to the game against the Magpies, and the rumours claimed he would have been sacked if Manchester United didn’t get a win.

Speaking after the game, Mourinho suggested in his post match press conference 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.”

However, Premier League legend Alan Shearer has told Mourinho to forget about his manhunt claims, hinting him that such is normal in a big club like Manchester United.

Shearer said: “Mourinho says there is a ‘manhunt’ against him. But Manchester United are the biggest club in the world.

“So when they don’t win for four games, and when they put in a performance like they did at West Ham last week, it becomes a crisis.

“The situation is no different to what is happening at Real Madrid, with their manager Julen Lopetegui under pressure after four games without a win.

“It is not a manhunt or an over-reaction, it is just because of who and what that football club is.

“What is telling is the Manchester United hierarchy have still not come out and officially said reports about Mourinho’s future being in jeopardy are rubbish and we’re going to stick by him whatever.

“It is just another example of how embarrassing things have been at the club since the start of the season.”