Jose Mourinho has praised the attitude of Newcastle United after they defeated Manchester United in Sunday afternoon’s meeting.
Jose Mourinho, who has never won at St James’s Park as a manager, had his run extended as Matt Richie’s goal in the second half was the only difference between the sides.
The Portuguese manager admitted that Richie’s goal was a “mistake”, but also said that United never looked like scoring in the contest.
“We could be here 10 hours and we wouldn’t score a goal,” Mourinho told MUTV. “That’s the feeling. Anthony [Martial] in the first and in the second half Alexis [Sanchez] with an open goal. Then we have situations.
“The goal is a mistake. [From a] long-distance free kick, we lose the first ball in the air because we didn’t compete and then we lost the second ball. Newcastle fight. I loved the way Newcastle fought for 90 minutes and I loved the way my players fought for the last 25 minutes to change the result.”