Jose Mourinho has revealed that he received a text message from a Manchester United board member on Friday night; after reports emerged claiming he would be sacked by the club.
The Portuguese is under pressure at Old Trafford and it was claimed he would be fired, no matter the results against Newcastle on Saturday.
With his side 2-0 down at half time, it seemed almost inevitable that would be the case. But goals from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez turned the match on its head to keep Mourinho in the job.
The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager described the media scrutiny as a “manhunt” afterwards.
“The ones that read the papers that are connected with social media; they thought maybe I had gone.
“If I hadn’t had an SMS from my board not to read [the papers] I would have been convinced too,” Mourinho told TalkSport.