The Portuguese coach was under huge pressure going into the game with reports that he would be sacked after the game, but was delighted with his players' attitude in the second half.
A significant change to his routine in light of the rumours that emerged last night, Jose Mourinho addressed the situation in discussion with BT Sport in his pre-match comments.
Following the meal at an Italian restaurant, Ashley was met by roughly a dozen Newcastle supporters who were protesting against the 54-year-old's ownership.
Rondon, on the other hand, has the likes of Joselu and Yoshinori Muto to compete with and has failed to prove his worth in the first few months of his loan from West Brom.
"Manchester United? I don't think he'll go to England to train".
Newcastle United manager, Rafael Benitez, has identified midfielder, Marouane Fellaini and striker Alexis Sanchez, as the two players that made the "difference" in both side's Premier League clash on Saturday.
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Sanchez's victor also saw United supporters, who had been muted in their backing for Mourinho to that point, sing his name out loud around Old Trafford.
Benitez remains confident he can keep the Geordies in the Premier League but asked about the belief in his squad after a run of five defeats in seven games, he replied: "You cannot buy confidence in the fifth floor of John Lewis".
The former World Cup victor has been heavily linked with a move to United as the pressure mounts on Jose Mourinho but his agent has moved to dampen that speculation. "Where are the values and the principles of Manchester United if this is true?"
The question for many people, was simply who would join them as the third relegated club.
"There is no reason we shouldn't be like that - the quality we have, which I've said in the past we have but we're not utilising". I think the fans deserved to win.
Mata praised the vocal support for pushing the team towards their eventual win but admitted the fans deserved better than from the players especially because of the continuing off-field issues. "Even if we don't score the last goal, the feeling would be a positive feeling because as I was saying, nobody can promise to win matches, but the professionals should promise to give everything and that's what they gave".