David Moyes: Jose Mourinho has the support from Manchester United’s hierarchy

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes believes Jose Mourinho does not face the immediate risk of being sacked despite the Red Devils’ average start to the campaign. The Mancunian giants have begun the campaign in not best of ways with three defeats from their opening eight league matches.

Despite this, Mourinho’s managerial position has remained intact and Moyes feels the Portuguese has the support of the board, given the success he has achieved with a number of his former sides, he said: “I think the club are firmly behind the manager, and he’s been a winner, Jose, throughout his career, so I don’t see why that should suddenly change. It was a great result – any team that comes from 2-0 down.

“But the one thing that happens at Old Trafford is the crowd gets right behind you, and is always supportive of the manager and the players. They knew that the team needed help; the support helped them, and it was a great win for them – for any team to come from 2-0 down is a great result.”

Mourinho had come into the previous weekend with a nine-point deficit to the top of the standings and they experienced their worst start against Newcastle United as they went down 2-0 within the opening 10 minutes. However, the players managed to respond amid the pressure on the Portuguese tactician and they sealed a dramatic 3-2 comeback win after Alexis Sanchez popped up with the winner right before the stoppage time.

With the result, the Red Devils managed to close the gap to leaders Manchester City to seven points after the Citizens played out a goalless draw on the road to Liverpool. Next up, United have a tough looking away trip to Mourinho’s former club Chelsea and it will be interesting to see whether they can end their recent hoodoo at Stamford Bridge to bag a rare triumph.