- The Red Devils returned to winning ways for the first time after going four games without a win in all competitions
- Newcastle started like a house on fire after grabbing two goals in the first ten minutes of the game
- Three second half goals from Mata, Martial and Sanchez ensured the Man United avoided another defeat
Manchester United came back from two goals down to beat Newcastle United 3-2 at Old Trafford on Saturday, October 6.
The visitors drew the first blood through Kennedy in the 7th minute and barely three minutes later, Yoshinori Muto doubled his side's lead.
United's defense was wide open as coach Jose Mourinho was forced to make early substitution with Eric Bailey coming out for Juan Mata in the 19th minute.
However, Rafael Benitez's men emerged victorious after the first 45 minutes of the meeting but were unable to hold on to their lead in the second stanza of the game.
The Red Devils were more purposeful on their return to the pitch for the second half of the game as they pushed forward in search of their first for the evening.
Eventually, Juan Mata put one back for the hosts through a beautiful free kick in the 70th minute and six minutes later, Anthony Martial leveled up for the home team.
Sanchez was then brought in as Mourinho went down on his knees urging his players on.
And just like that, his prayers were answered as the ex-Arsenal forward rose to the occasion in the dying minutes of the game with an amazing header to slot in the third goal for United.
Old Trafford came alive and the crowd roared with excitement as the Red Devils played in a way that looked just like the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Interestingly, Mourinho's two substitutions paid of as both players scored in the game while Fellaini was instrumental in most of the attacks
Ferguson himself was known for striking at the final hour and it looks like United might have finally found their glorious mojo back.
Moruinho's fate is yet to be known but United firmly backed their managing dismissing rumours he was gonna be fired.
With that last minute performance it is not hard to see why that might be the case.
Legit.ng previously reported that Manchester United have debunked media reports claiming coach Jose Mourinho will be sacked regardless his side's Premier League outcome against Newcastle United.
The Red Devils have struggled since the start of the current season with just four wins all ten matches in all competitions this term.
With the recent outcomes, United are tenth on the EPL table while their goalless draw against Valencia in the Champions League pushed them two points behind Juventus on Group H table.
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