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Fellaini, Shaw reveal what Mourinho told them at half time against Newcastle

Fellaini, Shaw reveal what Mourinho told them at half time against Newcastle

- Felliani and Shaw speak on what happened in United's dressing at half time

- Manchester United were two goals behind against Newcastle at Old Trafford

- The Red Devils came back incredibly to score three goals in the last 20th minutes

Manchester United duo Marouane Fellaini have opened up on Jose Mourinho's inspiring words that helped the incredible comeback against Newcastle.

United were trailing by a two-goal lead courtesy of a strike from Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto that stunned fans at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils came back firing in the second half, dominating the game and scored three goals in the last 20 minutes of the match.

United dominated the second 45 and won the game through Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez.

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Mourinho was asked about what he said to his players at half-time he did not give too many details.

He told BT Sport: "At half-time we had a good conversation.

"We didn’t promise each other we would win the match, we promised we’d give everything with no fear – they gave everything, I don’t think we were lucky, we fought for the match."

Mourinho added on MUTV: "I think at half-time we opened our hearts. We spoke two minutes about the tactical changes we were going to make, and we spoke eight minutes about other things that I thought let the players a little more free to face the second half."

However, Shaw and Fellaini gave provided first hand information of what went down inside the dressing at half time.

The left full back was asked if he was impressed by his Mourinho's speech, he told MUTV: "If I’m honest yeah, 100 per cent. As soon as we came out in the second a lot of strong words were said at half time in the changing room.

"I think everything of what was said was correct, 2-0 down at half time against Newcastle at home is really bad, and it helped us, it helped us we came out a new side in the second half.

"At half time, I’m sure there were a lot of happy people loving every moment of it, but the team spirit is very strong.

"The half-time team talk was very strong and it was needed and gave us a kick up the a***, the way we were much better in the second much quicker and more direct and more like the United we saw in the old days and we need to do that more and we will hopefully and we look forward to our next games."

Fellaini, who spoke to BT Sport, added: "The manager asked us to be men and to not be afraid and just play. That's what we did."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that United were stunned by two goals in the opening 10 minutes for Newcastle from Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto.

But second-half strikes from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez earned under-pressure boss Mourinho a much-needed 3-2 victory.

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