Jose Mourinho sends stern warning to Man United about his record at Newcastle
The Manchester United manager opens up about his poor record at Newcastle in the Premier League ahead of Sunday's clash
Jose Mourinho admits he is hoping his Manchester United squad can help the Portuguese manager improve his poor record at Newcastle on Sunday.
The Red Devils will make the short trip to St James’ Park in the Premier League this weekend in search of successive top-flight victories.
Manchester United edged to an unconvincing 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford last weekend to bounce back from a 2-0 loss at top-six rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Mourinho was winless in six attempts at Newcastle during two spells in charge of Chelsea FC before he took over the reins at Old Trafford back in May 2016.
Manchester United were 4-1 winners against the Magpies back in November as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba made their respective comebacks from injury problems.
Newcastle are in 16th place in the Premier League table but just a point above the relegation zone to put their top-flight future in doubt.
However, Mourinho isn’t underestimating Newcastle given his poor record at St James’ Park ahead of Sunday’s clash.
“I don’t know!” Mourinho told his pre-match media conference at Carrington training ground on Friday afternoon.
“I like the feeling of going to Mr [Sir Bobby] Robson’s home, I like the Geordies and the stadium but I have lost and drawn a few times there.
“I hope the result on Sunday is different.”
Manchester United are in second place in the Premier League table but 13 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City.
The Red Devils will take on Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash later this month.