We could have played for 10 hours and not scored, fumes Mourinho

We could have played for 10 hours and not scored, fumes Mourinho

Asked if Pogba was injured, Mourinho told Sky Sports: "No, no, no, nothing".

However, last month they pulled off a remarkable 5-2 win at Manchester City, then followed up with a 4-1 victory at West Brom. Newcastle gave what they have and what they don't have, that's a lovely thing in football. "They know how to get the points to stay in the division".

Matt Ritchie lifted the gloom on Tyneside with the victor in Newcastle United's crucial 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday their first three-point haul at home since October.

ONE OF THOSE DAYS " Wecould be here for 10 hours and we wouldn't score a goal - that's the feeling.

"If you want to go to that level you have to attract the best players like we did with Alexis, (Nemanja) Matic and (Paul) Pogba and so on and don't let our best players to go".

The Magpies have conceded the second least number of goals among teams in the bottom half of the table - and Benitez will need his side to be as tight as possible and weather an early storm on Sunday against an unpredictable Manchester United, if he were to gain anything out of a tough fixture.

"I don't think he is a holding midfielder". [From a] long-distance free kick, we lose the first ball in the air because we didn't compete and then we lost the second ball.

WE BELIEVED UNTIL THE END "We had to believe until the end, which is what we did".

They were looking to play against United and not just sit back.

The visitors did have the ball in the net 52 minutes in but Lukaku was penalised for a push on Florian Lejeune as he headed into the net, although Mourinho's men were at last beginning to look a consistent threat. Were Newcastle lucky? Yes, they were. But they fought like animals to have luck on their side.

"We train we work, we organise, the players have their individual jobs when they defend zonal".

Mourinho said: "First of all Newcastle players and staff, they gave what they have and what they don't have and that is the attractive thing in football". He'll make mistakes like everybody else but he will give you something.

He made a few top saves throughout the game, but his standout moment came in the dying seconds of stoppage time when he denied Michael Carrick from scoring a late equaliser from close range.

'I think they are a good team, I think they had a very good transfer window with Kenedy and (Islam) Slimani - they are two players that I know very well and can really improve their team.



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