"I think that their concentration is on a higher level [because of the threat of relegation] and, for sure, they fight every game like it's their last one because they know they are in danger".
And given this is Newcastle's first campaign back in the top-flight after winning the Championship, Benitez would be more than satisfied to keep them up come May - particularly having not had the sort of cash to spend to really make an impression in the top tier.
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.
José Mourinho's expertise at deflecting criticism hit new heights in the wake of his side's 1-0 defeat against Newcastle United.
Isaiah Thomas' agent softens stance on role with Lakers
We would like to thank Ryan for taking the time to give us his thoughts on the blockbuster Isaiah Thomas trade. Couple that with the cap space they are sure to have, and everything is looking up for the Lakers.
"You know clearly that, so I think it is bad if you put me in a position where I have to criticise a player".
"They're a good team, they have a very good transfer window with Kenedy and [Islam] Slimani - two players I know well and who can improve their team".
For Rafa Benitez's Newcastle side, after failing to make a permanent signing during the January transfer window, the Magpies now find themselves sat in 16th spot and involved at the heart of a relegation battle.
Marcus Rashford is an early doubt for Sunday's game after reportedly suffering a muscle injury against Huddersfield.
Wall Street sinks for fifth day in six
Trading has been extremely choppy, and the market has swung in wide ranges - up and down almost 2,300 points over the past week. The first drop took place on Monday, when the index dropped by 1,175 points, making it the worst plunge in its history.
Not many players divide opinion more than Paul Pogba.
Tottenham Hotspur's 1-0 victory over Arsenal on Saturday had lifted the north London club to within four points of United and Liverpool sliced the gap to two after Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah scored in a nonchalant 2-0 win at Southampton in Sunday's late kickoff.
Shaw should, thus, start on the left side of the Manchester United defence, with Phil Jones returning after illness to line up alongside Chris Smalling in the central defensive partnership. Much better from what I have seen of him so far this season.
Men's hoops aims to boost Big Ten title chances against Purdue
Inside, the Boilermakers have a 7-2, 290-pound aircraft carrier named Isaac Haas who is unlike any player in the nation. They barely escaped Rutgers with an overtime victory and then fell to their instate rival, MI in a 10-point loss.
- Syria Blasts US 'Act of Aggression' in Deir Ez-Zor
- Riyad Mahrez returns to training with Leicester
- Pelosi gives longest US House speech in more than a century
- US House passes stopgap spending package
- Syria Warns Israel of 'Grave Ramifications' of Alleged Airstrike
- Timing, totals for incoming winter storm
- Protest in Vancouver over Colten Boushie verdict
- Lindsey Vonn finally on way to South Korea after lengthy flight delay
- Canada's Mark McMorris wins bronze 11 months after near-death crash
- South Africa vs India: What is a Pink ODI?