Rooney backs Mourinho and demands more from Man United players

Romelu Lukaku says Man Utd have to be positive ahead of tough fixtures

Instead of worrying about losing their one of their star players, let alone midway through a season, they can relax and focus on improvement.

Mourinho was reportedly set to be sacked regardless of Saturday's result against Newcastle United but those rumours were dismissed by the Red Devils prior to their stunning Premier League comeback in Manchester.

The Red Devils went on to complete a dramatic comeback at Old Trafford to win 3-2 and the Portuguese is now expected to be in charge when his side take on Chelsea after the worldwide break.

"It [the poor run of form] is a bit of everything coming together but Jose is an easy target".

Sources have told ESPN FC Mourinho was asked about his future in the interview, and after the Portuguese coach directed the question to Arnold, who was standing nearby, United's managing director hugged the 55-year-old and said "well-done". They have to be counted and they have to be better. He took a lot of stick but behind closed doors I said to the players we have be doing better.

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The Mirror says that Zidane is "excited by the opportunity to manage in the Premier League" and he will therefore do as requested, and use the time to further improve his English.

Rooney left United past year to join Everton before signing for Major League Soccer side DC United in June.

The other players who will leave if Mourinho stays include in-form Luke Shaw and the exciting Anthony Martial as well as Eric Bailly, Juan Mata, Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera, Ashley Young and Phil Jones.

"The ones that read the papers, that are connected with social media, they thought maybe I had gone".

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