Jose Mourinho Under Investigation For Post-Newcastle Comments

United's owners, the Glazer family and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward are displaying admirable patience, which is perhaps also laced with indecision as the situation with Mourinho reaches a critical stage.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is ready for the big tests ahead after helping Mourinho's side to a win over Newcastle.

Romagnoli has been impressive for the San Siro outfit in recent years and has cemented himself as one of Italy's most promising defenders.

"I think the club are firmly behind the manager, and he's been a victor, Jose, throughout his career, so I don't see why that should suddenly change", the Scot told Press Association Sport.

"It's not good for the heart when it is like this but it is satisfying to win and the way we did in the second half was the way we should always play football", the Belgian told MUTV.

"I know Jose is getting a load of stick but the players have to stand up".

United would themselves profit from the Gunners' negligence to bring star Chilean Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford at the beginning of 2018.

"I'm not sure this is a case where a new manager can come in and hit the ground running, pick a team up and be champions in 12 months". They have to be counted and they have to be better.

Manchester United's comeback win over Newcastle was exactly what they needed to boost morale on the pitch - but it cost them millions off it.

One of these requires him to make 25 appearances for France - he is now eight away - while the other would need him to win the Ballon D'Or.

There has inevitably been much debate about Mourinho's position at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils having finished last season without any silverware. "I think he's got all those attributes so I hope that it turns around for him". Some of the players have to be better. Rooney went on to claim he said the same thing behind closed doors when Louis Van Gaal was in charge, as he didn't feel the players performed to the best of their ability and LVG did all he could do.

"The ones that read the papers, that are connected with social media, they thought maybe I had gone".

Vanessa Coleman