Mourinho experiences frustration at the St. James Park after Manchester United got beaten a goal to nil.
Following free kick given for Smalling’s dive, the ball was kicked into an open space, got flicked on before Dwight Gayle with a back heel played it into the run of Matt Ritchie who was not marked and with impunity fired into the low but hard.
The encounter saw no any other goal other than Ritchie’s 65th minute goal although the visitors were hungry and tried searching for goal with players like Alexis making threatening runs and United Coach Jose Mourinho said, hoping Newcastle took it as a compliment, the Magpies fought like animals.
“They fought like animals – I hope they take that as a compliment. The gods of football were on their side. It wasn’t going to happen for us today.
The Red Devils could have taken an early lead if not for Lukaku’s disallowed goal. Manchester United’s fighting spirit remained unproductive yet an inferior side amazingly got away with 3 points, Mourinho opined that Raphael Benitez’s boys gave both what they have and luck
“Newcastle gave what they have and what they don’t have, that’s a beautiful thing in football.”
United remains second on the table but the difference in points between them and run away table leaders is increased the more since Man City won 5-1 against Leicester City on Saturday.
Manchester United maybe having skillful players like Rashford and Martial and experienced and technically gifted players like Alexis Sanchez, but the quality of players in Man City is exceptional because Sergio Aguero’s four goals in one match which United scores in three weeks simply justifies that.
Nevertheless the fight has to be on, Manchester United will face be away to Huddersfield in the FA Cup on Saturday 17th, followed by a champions League round of 16, Leg 1 of 2 against Sevilla on Wednesday before resuming the in vain chase for top finish in the premier league as they host Chelsea on Sunday 25th.
Whereas 13th place Newcastle United will be away to Bournemouth on Saturday 24th at the Dean Court.