Hopefully, he can turn things around.
"Everybody was disappointed in the dressing room, but I told them we can not complain about we did", said Benitez. Players have been blamed for not trying and the media has been accused of being disrespectful, but it's Mourinho who has been killing Manchester United with his lone-wolf mentality, rash mouth, and outdated tactics that are anti-football.
It was claimed Mourinho would be dismissed as United boss irrespective of his team's result at home to Newcastle United on Saturday evening.
It looks unlikely that we will see Zidane in the Old Trafford dugout any time soon.
'You can fall out after the match, but when the game's going on, liven up, play with pride, play with energy, play with spirit.
"They have not won all season, are without an away win since April and are struggling for goals".
"I think some of the boys, they are not the man that is hunted, I think they are not coping well with it, and the way they start, they were panicking".
Mourinho cut an aggrieved figure for much of the match until his side's three goals in the last 20 mins secured the unlikeliest victory and perhaps even the future of his job.
United face a tough run of fixtures in a three-week period after the worldwide break, including Chelsea away in the league and back-to-back matches against Juventus in the Champions League. "They (Man United) changed and put on top class players". You knew United would have all the ball in the world.
Despite their turnaround on Saturday against Newcastle, all eyes were on Mourinho at full time as he made his way down the tunnel. But new manager Marco Silva finally made a decision to give it a go and, lo and behold, it's worked.
Watch: Part of former #NFFC and #MUFC Roy Keane's honest assessment when we asked him about the state of Manchster United right now.