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Mourinho: Don't just blame me for Manchester United's woes

Jose Mourinho failed to sign a new centre-half in the summer

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is set to be sacked from the position this weekend regardless of the club's result against Newcastle United, according to a report in The Mirror.

With Faria gone, Mourinho is more isolated from his players and staff than ever before, and a win against Newcastle on Saturday is the minimum requirement to begin turning things around.

"Mourinho has alienated players, fans and staff at Old Trafford with his divisive approach in recent months, and those in charge of the club, led by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, have had enough".

Under-fire manager Mourinho - who is winless in his past four home matches for the first time in his managerial career - insisted he is not entirely to blame.

He has also been keen to speak up last season's "phenomenal" campaign, even though United ended trophyless after losing the FA Cup final having finished 19 points behind Manchester City as Premier League runners-up.

It's hard running a football club, managing a football club, playing in a football team.

"We are better than this and because we are better than this, our situation is going to improve".

But he told BBC 5 Live: "Yes I do (think he should stay)".

Mourinho's old club Inter are favourites with the bookies to reappoint the Portuguese should United hand him his P45. That's the reason why it was a phenomenal season.

Rafa Benitez believes he can attract the right players to Newcastle United in the January transfer window.

"I'm furious going back three or four years ago when they sacked David Moyes when it broke a day before to journalists", Neville said.

The Sky Sports pundit concluded: "What I would say on Tuesday night against Valencia, I said it under Louis Van Gaal, win, lose, draw it happens in football, but never board".

"They continue to say they are backing Jose Mourinho".

"They've gone for arguably the biggest name in Mourinho and it's been an unmitigated disaster just spending big money chasing it". I think any manager would struggle at Manchester United, with the way in which the recruitment is handled, the way in which it operates.