‘I have a future without Manchester United,’ says Mourinho

Sherman Parsons
December 20, 2018

The club will appoint a caretaker manager for the remainder of the season in the coming days.

If there were any doubt that sacking Jose Mourinho as manager of Manchester United (MANU) was a good decision, the stock market certainly supported the move.

"His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back".

After a disruptive start to the season United finally wielded the axe and dismissed the Portuguese coach of his managerial duties on Tuesday morning.

Yet his third season was riddled with problems both on and off the pitch, including the breakdown of his relationship with record signing Paul Pogba, before United pulled the plug with the team sitting sixth in the league.

United midfielder Pogba had posted a photo of himself to Instagram and Twitter looking at the camera with the words: "Caption this!", before swiftly deleting it.

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So it's understandable Pogba isn't exactly upset to see Mourinho go.

The klaxon alarms had been ringing all season, but the final straw came in the club's 3-1 capitulation at Anfield, showing just how big a gulf has emerged between the Reds and their rivals. Pogba was stripped of his vice-captaincy in September and hasn't played in United's last three Premier League matches, including Sunday's thorough embarrassment at Liverpool. David Moyes, Ferguson's hand-picked successor, and Louis van Gaal departed after 10 months and two years, respectively.

World Cup victor Pogba has struggled for consistency under Mourinho, and this season things seem to have taken a turn for the worse, with the former Juventus man unable to hold down a regular berth in the ex-Chelsea boss' preferred 11.

They now sit 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and have a goal difference of zero.

United axed Mourinho having suffered their worst start to a season for 28 years and replaced him with former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until the end of the season. "I just want to finish, it happened yesterday and I'd like to say it's game over", Mourinho said in a statement released to Britain's Press Association.

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