That story sparked a furious reactions from United legend Gary Neville, who told Sky Sports that the hierarchy at the club needed to be changed as he claimed persistent leaks from Old Trafford insiders were undermining a succession of the club's managers.
Mourinho has cut a frustrated and glum figure amid United's poor start to the campaign after just four wins from 10 matches in all competitions, leaving the Red Devils nine points off the pace in the Premier League.
"I have to say Jose Mourinho will get the biggest support he's ever had in his life in that ground - and I will be there to give it to him". Louis van Gaal was sacked the evening before a cup final [in 2016], finding out through other people.
"I love that football club".
The club have not gone five games without a victory at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson was fighting to save his job in December 1989.
And United's manager - who signed Kenedy (pictured) and Martin Dubravka last January - is confident he can persuade players to join the club in the window if he's given the right backing.
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'I'm furious going back three, four years ago when David Moyes was sacked, when it broke a day before to journalists, ' he said on Friday night.
"I have to say, I think a lot of people are enjoying his current situation", Langley said on Chelsea TV.
They will be assessed ahead of Saturday's match, Benitez said on Friday, but summer signing Salomon Rondon remains sidelined, with the striker now recovering from a thigh injury.
Manchester United stars have reportedly been hurt by their manager Jose Mourinho's constant attack on the team and they have turned against him.
Results have not been good in Mourinho's third term in charge at the Theatre of Dreams.
But he is adamant they are "much better" than their start to the season suggests and challenged his players to kick-start a positive run against Newcastle and Rafael Benitez on Saturday.
"It comes to a point where this would be the fourth manager in six years". Neville accused Manchester United of "playing Football Manager with the biggest club in the world", referencing the popular video game.