Saturday's victory over Newcastle was their first at Old Trafford in any competition for nearly two months. "He's working things through with the team".
Mourinho's prospects of winning a trophy in the 2018-19 campaign after looking slimmer following Manchester United's 8-7 loss on penalties to Championship side Derby County in the League Cup third round. To some extent, yeah, we are but it was an important result because they had to win after all the reports of Mourinho leaving.
None of them will be getting carried away. Their greatest moment of a disappointing 2018 came at the Etihad, when they'd also been 2-0 down at half-time, only to triumph 3-2. It led to a grandstand finish and Sanchez headed home in the 90th minute to end a four-game winless run and give the club a shot in the arm at a time when background backbiting was compounding poor performances. United started attacking in waves after more than an hour of sheer ineptitude.
The hosts tails were up and on 76 minutes, Anthony Martial netted the equaliser, via a fine finish from a delicious Pogba flicked assist.
Manchester United beat Benitez's side 3-2 yesterday thanks to a 90th-minute victor from substitute Alexis Sanchez.
The Theatre of Dreams reverberated to the sound of boos at half-time and although United showed some steel to shatter Newcastle's own fantasy of three points, it couldn't mask another worrying display from a side that look shorn of confidence.
"Maybe it was the wrong decision to play them", said Mourinho.
Mourinho, who was in a foul mood around the club last week, can gather his thoughts and composure.
Instead, he claimed the criticism was more of a problem for players who froze under the spotlight. Hopefully play with a bit of skill, but you can't always play with skill, you can have a bad day, but on your bad days you roll up your sleeves and you fight for that jersey and don't get distracted by the balloons out there'. "They had four attackers and it was hard to defend against a very good team". "They don't deserve everything that is going on, so they deserve to see a team like today".