David McDonnell of The Mirror, who wrote the initial claim, now suggests that Mourinho has nearly been given an ultimatum by the United board. You can't go fighting a war on your own, you've got to fight it together and I think that would be the biggest thing about Saturday - all of a sudden everyone came together.
In saving Mourinho's job, at least for now, a rousing second-half display at Old Trafford was in some ways an indictment of his time in charge.
Ahead of the match, senior figures at the club strongly denied a report from the previous evening that Mourinho would be sacked over the weekend, regardless of the outcome of the game.
"At half time we were losing 2-0 and the fans were magnificent to the team".
In his post-match press conference after the win over Newcastle, Mourinho addressed the speculation spoke out against a perceived "manhunt" against him.
Then, in the 90th, Alexis Sanchez, the most maligned of United's current side, rose up to place a header just over the ducked head of Martial to complete the comeback.
Pogba was stripped of the vice-captaincy by Mourinho before the pair endured a very public training-ground spat following United's defeat by Derby in the Carabao Cup last week.
"But we can do better and I'm sure that we are going to do better".
"We won the game and we have to be positive and look forward to the next games".
Manchester United were 3-0 winners against Young Boys in their opening Champions League fixture in the group stage before a disappointing goalless draw with Valencia. It marked a complete turnaround from the performance that caused United to leave at half-time to boos from the Old Trafford crowd.
That's because the Red Devils pulled off a truly dramatic 3-2 comeback victory against Newcastle on Saturday.