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'Can a manager be sacked at half time?' - Mourinho mocked before Man Utd fight back against Newcastle

1:12 AM MYT 07/10/2018
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Social media users heaped scorn onto the struggling manager and his charges during a nightmare first half at Old Trafford

After a rocky week, things looked to be getting worse for Manchester United - and their fans were distinctly unimpressed. 

At 2-0 down, the pressure was mounting on United and boss Jose Mourinho following a string of disappointing results to start the Premier League season. 

United started the weekend marooned in 10th spot, and things looked to be getting worse on Saturday as Newcastle United hit twice in the first half to further plung them into the mire. 

Kenedy hit first against his old Chelsea boss, before Yoshinori Muto hit minutes later to double the deficit for the hosts. 

Though the Red Devils did rally for a 3-2 victory after goals from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez, with Mourinho's job said to be on the line, he was the focus for criticisms for a lacklustre first half at Old Trafford.