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Mourinho's deja vu at Chelsea

File photo of Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho during the English FA Cup final football match between Chelsea and Manchester United, on May 19, 2018.
File photo of Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho during the English FA Cup final football match between Chelsea and Manchester United, on May 19, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

United boss' woes seem similar to the autumn of 2015, which led to dismissal at the Bridge

When Manchester United last left the field, it was after a spirited comeback that brought back memories of Alex Ferguson's reign.

A 2-0 deficit was transformed into a 3-2 victory, complete with a 90th-minute decider. Two substitutes scored, which was a sign of the mark the manager made. Newcastle were distraught.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2018, with the headline 'Mourinho's deja vu at Chelsea'. Print Edition | Subscribe