Manchester United board must give Jose Mourinho cash, says MUST spokesman


"It's not about the manager or the players, it's about the club and the fans and when you play for a certain club - it doesn't matter if it's a giant like Manchester United - you have to give everything".

The former Real Madrid manager is now unemployed after leaving the La Liga side in the summer following a third consecutive Champions League win, but wants to take a year out before deciding his next club.

But Essien, whose first of two Premier League titles came under Mourinho in 2005-06, expects his old boss to remain in charge for a while longer.

"The manager can do so much but then it is down to the players on the pitch to produce".

They have been vocal in their support of him at matches, and this situation suits the United manager.

There had been rumours gathering that Mourinho was set to be sacked regardless of the result against Newcastle, but his job appears to be safe for now.

The Red Devils conceded twice in the opening 10 minutes against the Magpies, but launched a stirring second-half comeback to win 3-2 and Neville is confident that Mourinho still has the ability to turn things around.

Jokanovic said in an interview with the Times: "He's a fantastic man and I wish him all the best".

Three minutes later, the Old Trafford faithful were left stunned when Yoshinori Muto scored the visitors' second after twisting and turning in the box.

Meanwhile, United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is "loathe to axe Mourinho" because it would mean a third sacking at the club since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, and of course there's also the question of money. We created more chances to score more goals and that's a very positive sign. "I don't want that". This is not about me, this is about the football club they love.

"I beat Liverpool at Anfield 4-0 and I was amazed to hear the stadium singing Liverpool songs. [This Saturday] I'm losing 2-0 at home in a very important match, the fans were incredible, I'm grateful for that".

"Maybe it was the wrong decision to play them", said Mourinho.

That's because the Red Devils pulled off a truly dramatic 3-2 comeback victory against Newcastle on Saturday. "They had four attackers and it was hard to defend against a very good team".