"Yes, the way they came back to beat Newcastle from 2-0 down will give them confidence".
And on Saturday, Mourinho was assured by the United hierarchy that his position was safe after the Daily Mirror reported he would be sacked regardless of the result against Newcastle. I think that is clear.
"I do not think that he will manage in England".
The former Real Madrid manager is now unemployed after leaving the La Liga side in the summer following a third consecutive Champions League win, but wants to take a year out before deciding his next club.
The concern for United is that this is not new for Mourinho.
"First half was hard, but after the half-time rest we came back with everything and definitely that first half helped".
"If you score once you can score a few goals in some minutes; I've seen Manchester United doing that a lot of times over the years and today we did it".
They had seen Anthony Martial, another player who divides fan opinions, equalise after being set up by Paul Pogba on a insane evening of football in which a 70th minute Juan Mata free-kick had propelled United back into the game.
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Anthony Martial, at odds with the Portuguese this season, scored the equaliser and Sanchez, left out of the squad against West Ham last week, headed a 90th-minute victor.
Rafa Benitez has revealed what he said to his Newcastle United players after their agonising defeat at Old Trafford.
"I'm very happy for the team, for us, but especially for the fans".
"Everybody was disappointed in the dressing room, but I told them we can not complain about we did", said Benitez.
But is the victory short-term balm or a turning point in United's season?
The game would end in a 3-2 comeback victory for United, the kind Old Trafford witnessed many times under Alex Ferguson.
Let us know in the comments. "So are we papering over the cracks because they came back?"
Woodward will be mulling over those figures, particularly as the compensation would drop to just £10m if he stays in place until the end of the season and United don't qualify for the Champions League.