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Mourinho’s St James’ Park curse continues as Man Utd humbled by Newcastle at Tyneside

Jose Mourinho’s St James’ Park curse continued as Manchester United fell to Newcastle on Sunday, extending his winless run at the venue to seven Premier League matches.

Mourinho has now managed more away Premier League matches against Newcastle without a victory than any other opponent, having recorded four defeats and three draws in seven fixtures.

While the Red Devils boss has won a pair of League Cup matches at St James’ Park, in November 2004 and December 2006 with Chelsea, he remains winless in league play.

Newcastle have also proved to be stiff opposition for new Manchester United signing Alexis Sanchez. Having now shut out Sanchez through five matches, the Magpies remain the only Premier League side the Chile international has faced more than twice without scoring.

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