Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says that his players showed “pride” to overturn a two-goal deficit to defeat Newcastle United in the Premier League.
Filed: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 20:11 UK
Last Updated: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 20:12 UK
Mourinho – who is reportedly under pressure to keep his job at Old Trafford – watched his team go 2-0 behind within 10 minutes, but three goals in the final quarter earned United a dramatic win.
The Portuguese has admitted that his players were not good enough during the early stages, but feels that his team showed “pride” to end their recent winless streak.
The 55-year-old told BBC Sport: “It happened that we started nervous, the team in my opinion didn’t cope well with the pressure of the man-hunting.
“Every ball around our box was almost a goal or some mistake, a bad decision, panic, and at half time we spoke, everybody, and the team faced the second half with a different spirit, a different belief, giving everything for the victory.
“These football clubs, they are not made only of just victories and just difficult moments, but always with pride. Not just always victories, always pride. In the second half it’s of pride. We needed the victory too, everything is better. At half time we are losing 2-0 and I know we can do better what we are doing. But football is football and every result is possible as you can see.”
United now sit in eighth place in the top-flight standings.
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