Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has taken aim at the “manhunt” instigated by the media after his tenure at Old Trafford was reignited by a comeback victory over Newcastle United.
Amid speculation that the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss would be sacked regardless of the outcome of the visit of Newcastle, United showed renewed heart as they recovered from a first-half deficit.
Kenedy and Yoshi Muto’s goals put Rafael Benitez’s side 2-0 ahead at the break, but Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and a 90th minute Alexis Sanchez header turned the game around.
“As a friend of mine was saying to me this morning: if tomorrow it is raining in London it is my fault,” he told BT Sport after the 3-2 success.
“If there is some difficulty to have the agreement of Brexit, it is my fault. And I have to be ready for this.
“I think a lot of wickedness and a clear man-hunting which I think in football is too much.
“I can cope with it and I can live with it. I think some of the boys, they are not the man that is hunted, they are not coping well with it.
“Some of boys, Marcus Rashford was sad on the pitch, Scott McTominay was scared on the pitch. Even all the players commit mistakes that are not normal.”