Matt Ritchie's 65th-minute goal consigned the Red Devils to their fifth league defeat of the season.
Mourinho has lost half of those matches and hopes to belatedly triumph in the north east when going toe-to-toe with old foe Rafa Benitez at a stadium that holds a special place for the United boss given his association with Sir Bobby Robson. "I like to go there and like the feeling of going to (former manager) Mr (Bobby) Robson's home". He was composed and that gave confidence to the team.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils made just one signing in the winter window, Chile global - Alexis Sanchez, despite never scoring against the Magpies, Sanchez usually performs particularly well, and alongside the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and the ever-controversial Paul Pogba, you would expect the Red Devils to pick up a comfortable win against relegation-threatened Newcastle. "(Rafa) Benitez knows how to get points so I think it is going to be hard".
"They gave their lives to keep a clean sheet", he added.
United were guilty of wasteful finishing with Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez the chief culprits and were denied a stoppage-time equaliser when the outstanding debutant keeper Martin Dubravka prevented an own goal from close range.
"(It) Means you have to defend well, have the physical conditions to go to the other box, where you have to be good at scoring, creating, heading and then, when your team loses the ball, you have to go to the other box.
What a win for Rafael Benitez's relegation strugglers.
"I think to an extent he is bound to be targeted by defenders because he is a talented player and an obvious danger to opponents". He brings an element of surprise to the home side which will pose some challenges on Sunday to the visiting team and whether that could influence the outcome remains to be seen.
Mark Lawrenson believes Paul Pogba's season has been derailed by the Manchester United midfielder's hamstring problem back in September.
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PM Modi, Jordan King agree to boost bilateral relations
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Man with Sword Attacks Church in Yogyakarta, Injures Four
Extremists have carried out a series of attacks against Christians and other minorities in the mainly Muslim country. People in the church ran out through another door and the assailant pursued them while destroying church property.
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Morris won Olympic gold in 2010 playing third for Kevin Martin, while Lawes topped the podium in 2014 as vice for Jennifer Jones. They're now ranked No. 1 in the world. "So fix that and we are going to be a force".
Train mows down five elephants in Assam
None of the train passengers were injured during the accident, which derailed the vehicle. Five elephants were killed in December after they were hit by a train in the same state.
Kalla wins, Bjoergen makes history at Winter Olympics
The Norwegian won her 11th career medal to break a tie with Raisa Smetanina of Russian Federation and Stefania Belmondo of Italy. Gold medals will also be decided Saturday in speed skating, short-track speed skating, ski jumping and biathlon.