Under-fire manager backed by club's former striker

Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric and Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos react as CSKA Moscow's players celebrate the victory after the UEFA Champions League group G football match between PFC CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric and Real Madrid's German midfielder Toni Kroos react as CSKA Moscow's players celebrate the victory after the UEFA Champions League group G football match between PFC CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid

And, after calling the club a mess following the defeat, former United midfielder Scholes has admitted he is surprised Mourinho is still manager at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho has suggested he can not say what he really thinks about the situation at Manchester United because it only gives detractors in the media something else to criticise him about.

If he's still in charge when January arrives, there are four players Mourinho should consider who could solve United's centre-back problem.

Award-winning sports journalist. Written for Huffington Post, London 24, Independent, Telegraph, MSN Sport, ITV Football and more. "I certainly have to develop a better understanding with Ronaldo but I think we work well together".

Following the 0-0 draw with Los Che, Mourinho was asked whether or not he had heard what Scholes said.

The pressure of representing the Old Trafford outfit is intense at any time but has been intensified by recent poor results.

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Valencia goalkeeper Neto denied Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku as United pushed late on, with Marcus Rashford hitting the bar as the players showed the hunger Mourinho called for.

"We had probably a couple of the biggest chances to win, but I have accepted the result as a fair result", he said.

"I am sat here surprised he's here after Saturday", he said.

Juventus playmaker Paulo Dybala flourished in the absence of suspended Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday, scoring a hat-trick to give the Serie A champions a 3-0 win over Young Boys in their Champions League match. We played an important game and got a point, now we have a game against Newcastle and we need to fight'.

"He's coming out in press conferences, he's constantly having a go at players, he's having a go at people above him because he's not getting what he wants".

"At the moment I don't see enough of them really digging deep and saying, "right I am going to take this game by the scruff of the neck, and make something happen".

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