Newcastle, who began the day second-bottom in the table on goal difference, had not held a lead in any league game this season before Kenedy opened the scoring in the seventh minute. Less sarcastically, the change is that United managed to win a game, destroying Rafael Benitez's soul in a 3-2 win, crowned by an injury-time victor from Alexis Sanchez.
I've seen Manchester United doing that a lot of times over the years and [on Saturday] we did it.
Mourinho blamed the intense speculation over his future - he called it a "manhunt" - for United's chaotic start to Saturday's game when they were two down after just 10 minutes and the hesitant performances of youngsters Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay. I can live with it.
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"Even though it felt very hard, we did it". Even the three players who dug Mourinho out of the biggest of holes - Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez - have had their issues with the manager.
"I'm very happy for the team, for us, but especially for the fans". We didn't promise that we would win the match.
"They were not ready for this level of pressure that the man hunting is bringing".
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"They [the board] gave me a contract until July 2020". Some are new and some are deja vu. When all the people [United fans] are against him, I'm in favour.
"The industry I work in is different, a lot of wickedness, too much wickedness in something that should be handsome". I cope with it with some sadness. "If there is some difficulties with the agreements of Brexit, it is my fault. It is the life I love and since I was kid I work for this". "You put in doubt the honesty and professionalism of the players", he added.
Was this just a change of routine, or are you shaking things up?
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