Mourinho was justified in feeling relieved amid a swirl of speculation about him being fired as manager during the last weekend of action for two weeks before the worldwide break.
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Yoshinori Muto, a summer signing making his first start for Newcastle, doubled the lead three minutes later with a low strike past David De Gea's right foot after controlling the ball in the mixer.
Despite his reputation, Mourinho remains a popular and respected figure amongst his peers and Jokanovic insisted that if he will never speak a word against the Manchester United manager.
None of them will be getting carried away.
Marcus Rashford was "sad" in this remarkable win over Newcastle, said Mourinho.
The home side were two goals down before they staged an incredible comeback.
Other results: Watford 0 Bournemouth 4; Crystal Palace 0 Wolverhampton 1; Burnley 1 Huddersfield 1; Leicester 1 Everton 2.
On 19 minutes, Mourinho replaced Eric Bailly with Juan Mata as he looked to inject some urgency into his team.
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"Sacked in the morning", sang 3,000 Geordies in the direction of Mourinho throughout the game.
"These football clubs, they are not made only of just victories and just hard moments, but always with pride".
The report adds that the former Real Madrid manager has been made the favourite to become the manager at Old Trafford, should the board decide to remove Mourinho from the job.
That's why it is hard to see a way back for him at Old Trafford, whatever short-term relief this win may have given him, or credit he deserves for dragging a second-half performance out of a team who had looked on the verge of collapse. "I don't want that".
Mata dedicated the win to the fans and said they don't deserve what they are going through this season... It is about the football club they love and the football club we represent with honour and dignity.
"I'm amazed by that response [from the crowd]. The fans can go home with a feeling of victory".
While the grand old stadium was rocking, Mourinho barely reacted to Sanchez's victor.
United face the likes of Chelsea and Juventus after two weeks time and will need a fully fit and firing squad to grab the much needed wins. "They had four attackers and it was hard to defend against a very good team". Yes, it may be true he had - and probably has strained relationships with some players - but he is not the sole one to be blamed.
Benitez has hope that they can climb the table, as they did last season where they rose to finish tenth.