It's hard running a football club, managing a football club, playing in a football team.
Last weekend's 3-1 loss at West Ham made this United's worst start to a league campaign in 29 years but senior sources at the club have strongly denied to Press Association Sport that the Portuguese will be fired this weekend.
His United team, which has been his to shape now for more than two years, isn't good enough by United's standards.
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Elsewhere, The Times report that Mourinho received a pre-match vote of confidence from Woodward via SMS, meaning they are the only people left in the world not using WhatsApp.
Current form-wise, stats aren't particularly encouraging for the teams as going into this game neither side is in particularly fine fettle, with Man United having won three, lost three and drawn once in the league so far; Newcastle have drawn two and lost five.
'It is the first time I see man-hunting.
"Jose Mourinho will get the biggest support of his life tomorrow and I'll be there to give it to him". Every ball that was in our box, I thought even in some moments, we couldn't even score in our own goal. I understand things in the human nature nowadays and in the industry where I work, I used to love it, I still love it is but it is different.
The club is "rotten to the core".
"If this is true and it has broken the day before it's going to happen and he's going to be sacked at the weekend, it's an absolute disgrace", Neville said on Sky Sports. "I am 55. I am mature".
"The results they had against the top teams didn't get them points yet this season, but gave them very, very close results and very hard matches for the opposition".
United need a manager who will bring attractive football to the club, so who better than one of the true innovators of the style?
Given that Mourinho is no doubt aware that his side are struggling all over the shop then clearly his remarks show that he doesn't want to play a side who purposely try to make life hard for his team.