In saving Mourinho's job, at least for now, a rousing second-half display at Old Trafford was in some ways an indictment of his time in charge.
"Today, I think it's an fantastic feeling for him to score the winning goal in a comeback".
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.
"I am 55 years old now and I can live with it but some of my boys are not coping quite so well".
The confidence of the visiting fans belied the fact that they had yet to win any of their seven league games so far. I can cope with it.
Prior to the game, rumours were floating around suggesting that United boss Jose Mourinho was nearing the sack after a disappointing start to the season, and the hosts got off to a horrendous start against the Magpies. Every ball into the box, even in some moments I thought we could score in our own goal.
In the seventh minute, Ayoze Perez played a routine through-ball inside full-back Young and Kenedy easily beat him, for skill and pace, before finishing ruthlessly.
Rafa Benitez has revealed what he said to his Newcastle United players after their agonising defeat at Old Trafford.
Amid all the talk of shattered relationships with Pogba, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia, who was left out of the squad, Mourinho was adamant the fightback showed he retains the squad's support.
"Yet they are completely different players this season because they are constantly hearing their manager telling them they are not good enough. It's not about that", he said.
"I have been blamed for extending my contract until 2020 but I didn't point a pistol at the club, they wanted to give it to me".
"I'm amazed by that but I don't want that", he said. "Nothing more to give".