"And the players have to take their share of the blame because they can put the effort in like they did in the second half against Newcastle".
A significant change to his routine in light of the rumours that emerged last night, Jose Mourinho addressed the situation in discussion with BT Sport in his pre-match comments.
Newcastle make the trip to Old Trafford searching for a first of the season but will be coming up against a United side who have made their worst ever start in the Premier League era.
Rondon, on the other hand, has the likes of Joselu and Yoshinori Muto to compete with and has failed to prove his worth in the first few months of his loan from West Brom.
However, other news outlets like BBC, Sky Sports and The Guardian reported yesterday before the match that Mourinho retains the backing of the club, with the board now having no plans to remove him as manager.
Mahrez misses penalty kick as Liverpool, Man City draw
Aguero is City's usual penalty-taker, but he had been substituted, leading to an on-field discussion as to who would take it. Milner has become a key cog in Liverpool's system this season, and has started all but one Premier League match this season.
Wing back Kenedy, a former player of Mourinho's during his second spell at Chelsea, sprinted through the middle of the defence to open the scoring in the 7th minute. Here are some observations from the entertaining clash between Newcastle and Manchester United. The manager spoke prior to the match about the incoming personnel bringing more energy into the team.
"He's a good manager, but I want to try and concentrate on getting three points if we can".
"And I'm furious that we're stood here thinking that there's a report that's broken out... journalists don't break stories of this nature unless they're absolutely certain". I think the fans deserved to win.
"No, I think we have enough potential to do better than what we are doing in the Premier League", Mourinho said. We have played against five of the top six already.
"You can win, you can lose, but you must always be there and especially in the second-half in very hard circumstances, the players gave absolutely everything and I am very happy with this result".
"I'm reacting maybe a little bit emotionally, but I don't really care, to be honest with you".