Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has openly revealed what manager Jose Mourinho said to his players at halftime during their 3-2 win over Newcastle United.
The Red Devils came from behind to win the game as they went 2-0 down in the first ten minutes of the game.
Mourinho’s side conceded early goals on seventh and tenth minutes from Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto.
The Portuguese boss has decided to make an early substitute Juan Mata replaced centre-back Eric Bailly just in 19 minutes.
The Spain international has restored hope Mourinho’s hope after scoring a stunning free-kick in 70 minutes.
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After six minutes France international Anthony Martial has managed to equalise for United ahead of Alexis Sanchez’s late winner.
United boss Mourinho has been under pressure before the clash as it was reported that the club would sack the former Chelsea boss if his side fails to make three points.
The former Real Madrid manager has adjusted the system to offer more of an attacking threat.
Fellaini, who came on in the second place replacing Scott McTominay, has revealed what the boss said to the Red Devils players during the break.
“The first half was a difficult moment for us, but we were more aggressive in the second half and we played more direct and created more chances,” Fellaini told BT Sport.
“The manager asked us to be men and to not be afraid and just play. That’s what we did.”
The North West side back in action on 20 October as they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge before playing Juventus at Old Trafford in the Champions League group stage.