Mourinho is coming under increasing scrutiny at Manchester United after overseeing the club's worst start to league campaign in nearly 30 years, but eased speculation over his future with a rousing come-from-behind win against Newcastle before the global break.
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And the 35-year-old told the Mirror: "As a player, he had a very big influence on me".
"I loved that team, especially Pirlo and the way he was so relaxed as he controlled the game".
Their next Premier League clash will see Mourinho's men make the hard trip to second-placed Chelsea FC on Saturday lunchtime. I never went out and thought 'I'll not try.' I'm not saying that any Man United player has ever done that but you hear so much stuff now that you think it could be possible.More news: Twitter Releases Tweets Showing Foreign Attempts to Influence US Politics
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Manchester United did win their last outing, coming from two goals down to beat Newcastle 3-2, but Mourinho remains the favourite with the bookies to be the next Premier League boss to lose his job.
For example, Anthony Martial didn't play well in the first half but in the second he came out flying and that's nothing to do with the manager, that's the player doing it for themselves, so sometimes you can't put everything on the manager. "I feel like people at Liverpool and Man City are looking at us and laughing as we did at them many years ago".
"Then, five minutes later, he'll do one of the worst things like his brain has switched off, like it's all about him because he's just shown everyone how good he is". "I think (Mourinho) still is (a great manager), but you wonder why his side keep getting outplayed", he added.