Manchester United's top ten matches with Jose Mourinho

Adesh Sharma

#8 Crystal Palace vs Manchester United: March 5, 2018 

Premier League, 2017-18 

Score: 2 – 3 

Townsend 11’, Aanholt 48’, Smalling 55’, Lukaku 76’, Matic 90+1’ 

Jose Mourinho celebrates a win.
Jose Mourinho celebrates a win.

A match which looked to be an easy win for United turned out to be one of the most challenging and difficult ones of the season. Crystal Palace put themselves two goals up thanks to the goals from Townsend and Aanholt. It seemed almost impossible to attain a victory for the reds at this point.

United leveled the game with a header from Smalling and a goal from Lukaku. It seemed the match would end up in a draw but then Matic in the extra time scored a goal from outside of the box which turned out to be United’s goal of the season and completed an incredible comeback for United.

#7 Manchester United vs Newcastle United: October 6, 2018

Premier League, 2018-19

Score: 3 – 2

Kenedy 7’, Muto 10’, Mata 70’, Martial 76’, Sanchez 90’

Rumors were all over Manchester and England that Mourinho would be sacked irrespective of the result of the match against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho’s job was on the line because of a poor start to the 2018-19 season.

Manchester United found themselves nowhere in the game and two early goals from Kenedy and Muto laid a difficult road ahead for Mourinho and his boys. Mourinho and United’s players ran into the tunnel during the half time which would turn into one of the most important half time talks in Mourinho’s career.

United changed the tactics with Pogba playing from the back and Sanchez coming on as a substitute later in the 2nd half. An incredible free kick from Mata and Martial scoring a goal from a back-heel assist from Pogba leveled the reds with the Magpies. Alexis Sanchez’s header in the extra time secured an important victory for United and Mourinho, proving who the comeback kings are.

Edited by Nnanna Mba
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