"At this moment in time there is something rotten to the core in the decisions that have been made in the last four or five years and it has to be coming from the top", Neville said.
These two teams err on the more pragmatic side in terms of play-style, but these days every Manchester United game is worth watching, if only with off-field drama and Mourinho's post-match interviews in mind.
Mourinho, though, acknowledged that regardless of what happens, he will continue to be a lightning rod for criticism during his time at United.
Gary Neville has launched an extraordinary broadside at Manchester United after reports broke on Friday night that the club was going to sack Jose Mourinho.
Nevertheless, the visit of Newcastle looked the ideal opportunity to get the club back on track and especially when you consider Rafael Benitez's men hadn't won in the league all season. "I used to love it".
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Before a ball had been kicked against Valencia , Mourinho had been branded "embarrassing" by former United player Paul Scholes . However, despite the draw Mourinho is not out of the woods just yet as he has not managed a win in his last four games.
As well as the rumours that he'd be sacked there has been plenty of criticism of the former Real Madrid boss and after the match he complained at the treatment he and the players had received saying, "It is the first time I see man-hunting".
Mourinho said the team had a discussion at half-time, and although they did not promise to win the game, they did vow to play as well as they could.
The result will likely help to reduce some of the pressure on Mourinho, and the majority of the home fans sung the name of the under-fire manager after Sanchez had put them in front. I think of Louis Van Gaal being sacked on the evening of an [FA Cup] final and finding out from other people.
Man United will be hoping to dispatch with Benitez's men, if only to quell talk of this season's derailment with less than the first fifth of the full fixture list out of the way. To be honest I'm furious.
The former World Cup victor could also be key in unlocking the potential of fellow French man Paul Pogba, whom Mourinho reportedly fell out with amidst a string of poor performances. Even all the players, they make mistakes that are not normal.
"A good professional who works really hard". It's my life, it's a life I love, it's a life I worked since I was a kid.