Christian Atsu Eyes First Victory Over Struggling Man United

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Jose Mourinho lashed out at his critics after Manchester United's thrilling 3-2 come-from-behind victory against Newcastle on Saturday, calling the attacks against him "wickedness" and "man-hunting".

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 think they saw [on Saturday] that we tried everything and we came back and from the mental point of view it was a very important three points".

Rafael Benitez has won six of his last nine matches against Manchester United in all competitions (D1 L2), including two wins at Old Trafford in that time (4-1 in March 2009 with Liverpool, 1-0 in May 2013 with Chelsea).

"We couldn't afford another defeat, we couldn't afford another disappointment, especially for the fans". I think, really, some of the boys, in spite of them not being the man that is hunted, I think that they are not coping well with it.

Benitez's campaign got off to a bad start, with his transfer wish list ignored and only 25.8 million euros invested, his team have had mediocre results.

The goals led Mourinho to take Eric Bailly off after just 19 minutes, replacing him with Mata, and his defensive adjustments did not end there. This is not about me, this is about the football club they love.

Manchester United go two down against Newcastle inside 10 minutes
But, once again, Mourinho said this would be a "difficult season" - a tune he has been singing since the pre-season tour of the United States.

"(Here) I'm losing 2-0 at home in a very important match, the fans were wonderful, I'm grateful for that".

What unfolds is Neville launching into a five-minute tirade against player-power at the club, executives playing "Football Manager" with the biggest team in the world and his belief that certain people that are running Manchester United are 'rotten to the core'.

Ghana's Christian Atsu is eyeing Manchester United scalp this Saturday in the English Premier League.

While United denied such reports, it looked like a possibility after those two goals, with the team heading to a fifth consecutive game without a win.

"We could have done a little bit better, we didn't score".

It was a much improved performance in the second half by the home side and former Newcastle striker Shearer says the fact they turned things around shows that the players are also to blame for recent form, along with the manager and Woodward.