Jose Mourinho insisted he can cope with what he called a "manhunt" against him after watching his side earn a potentially crucial 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle. Just 3 minutes later, Newcastle doubled the lead, when Japan striker Muto, found the net from inside the box.
United were staring at a fifth straight game without a win, in all competitions, after Newcastle scored twice in the opening ten minutes.
After the interval Mourinho's decision to switch to a back three saw the hosts test Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka on several occasions, but the comeback began when Juan Mata's free kick crept inside Dúbravka's near post.
Hinting back to an issue that has plagued Manchester United on a number of occasions over the past couple of seasons, a vast portion of fans will undoubtedly be left wondering how much longer that hotel reservation will be kept going.
A failure to do so ahead of the Newcastle game could be viewed by Mourinho as evidence of a loss of faith and therefore a clear signal that his time is up at United.
Finally, Chilean striker, Alexis Sanchez, delivered the victor in the stoppage time, to give The Red Devils, a much-needed victory. I think opponents with much more potential than us finished behind us. Would fans turn on Jose Mourinho?
Neville accused Manchester United of "playing Football Manager with the biggest club in the world", referencing the popular video game.
Speaking to BT Sport, via the Guardian, after the game, Mourinho addressed rumours that he may leave the club after a poor run of results, saying: "A lot of things have been directed at me personally".
"This is new, it makes me not just a better manager but even a better person".
"Jose Mourinho will get the biggest support of his life tomorrow and I'll be there to give it to him".
Mourinho responded to the criticism coming his way by claiming United overachieved in finishing second last season, 19 points behind champions Manchester City, adding he always expected this campaign to be more hard.
"The whole club of late has been embarrassing", former England striker Shearer said on BBC Match of the Day.
Ndombele was one of the best players on the pitch as Lyon embarrassed City 2-1 at home earlier in the season in the Champions League, and it seems to have impressed Pep Guardiola. They needed a centre-half in the summer and he did not get the backing that he wanted.