"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.
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Mahrez is said to be very low after the collapse of his transfer to City and there is a suggestion he has been out of the country. He hit four for City for the third time in his career and is now closing in on Kane at the top of the Premier League goal charts.
"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.
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said it "will take several days to complete" the review process for the Schiff memo. For example, Nunes does not state that the government surveilled Page only after he'd left the Trump campaign.
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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.
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