Manchester United fans pleased with Anthony Martial's performance vs Newcastle

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho revealed he had received a text message of support from the English giants' board ahead of his team's thrilling 3-2 win over Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday.

"Mourinho's Red "n" White army", hollered fans in the stand. "Jose Mourinho", chimed in another section around J Stand. "Man United will never die".

Benitez pointed to their collective impact and also his players' tiring legs as reasons for the match being turned on its head.

Sanchez's victor also saw United supporters, who had been muted in their backing for Mourinho to that point, sing his name out loud around Old Trafford.

The manager used his programme notes before the game on Tuesday to say "the team is always more important than the individual" and "the crest on the chest is more important than the name on the back of the shirt".

"[We are] not really [light on attacking numbers], it is injuries and the fact [Yoshinori] Muto is still trying to adapt to the Premier League, it's not numbers", the Newcastle boss said, via the Chronicle.

Substitute Alexis Sanchez scored the victor in the 90th minute to give Jose Mourinho's side their first win since September 15.

"I'm amazed", said Mourinho when asked about their backing. If I could tell them please don't do it I would say that.

"No, I think we have enough potential to do better than what we are doing in the Premier League", Mourinho said. I think, to be honest with you, I'm furious. They give me the contract because they wanted to give it [to] me.

"They're playing Football Manager with the biggest club in the world".

"Only one defeat in the last seven matches, but not victories at home".

"When you have top-class players, this can happen".

"The results they had against the top teams didn't get them points yet this season, but gave them very close results and very hard matches for the opposition". They scored a great goal and then they put [Marouane] Fellaini, they put Alexis on. "Some of the boys, in spite of them not being the man that is hunted, they are not coping well with it".