Mourinho ‘accepts’ Man United form is not good enough ahead of Newcastle clash

first_imgThe Red Devils have not recorded a home win since the opening day of the season.When it was put to Mourinho on Friday morning that such a run for a club of United’s size is not acceptable, he said: “Yes, I accept (it is not good enough).”Reports have claimed Mourinho will be sacked if they failed to beat the struggling Magpies, who are yet to win a game this season.Man United played out a lifeless stalemate with Valencia in the Champions League this week, a result which followed the loss to Tottenham, a draw with Wolves and Carabao Cup exit on penalties to Derby – which Mourinho does not class as a defeat.“Only one defeat at home all season, only one defeat in the last seven matches,” he said.“But not victories at home in the past three matches – three draws.“Not the feeling of the defeat, but not the happiness of the victory. So, yes, it is important for us to try and win this match on Saturday.”MOODY MOURINHO: Listen to the Man United boss’ tense press conference IN FULL hereAshley Young is back in contention for the crunch match with the Magpies, having missed Tuesday’s Champions League draw with Valencia with a minor unspecified injury.However, Mourinho confirmed Jesse Lingard, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo will all miss the game as they remain sidelined.Phil Jones, Andreas Pereira and Diogo Dalot will be hoping to be involved after being left out of the squad in midweek.Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE commentary of Manchester United v Newcastle United – FULL DETAILS HERE 1 Jose Mourinho has ‘accepted’ Manchester United’s form has not been good enough so far this season as they aim to end their torrid winless run.United will look to avoid going five matches without a victory for just the second time since 1999 when Newcastle United arrive at Old Trafford on Saturday.center_img Mourinho is under the cosh in the Old Trafford hotseat last_img read more