High profile manager Jose Mourinho after a dreadful series of results has been sacked by Manchester United . The Premier League club announced in a statement .
The 55-year-old Portuguese’s last match in charge was the 3-1 defeat by league leaders Liverpool which left them 19 points behind their opponents. Mourinho also reportedly did not get along well with star and 2018 World Cup winning French player Paul Pogba.
Mourinho, On 27 May 2016, signed a three-year contract with Manchester United, with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020. After starting the 2018–19 season with just seven wins in the first 17 games, leaving Manchester United 19 points behind the league leaders Liverpool, his job was clearly on the line.
Former French International Patrice Evra tweeted on the likely feud between Mourinho and Pogba and termed the news annoying .
The thing that is annoying me the most right now is why are people so focused on @paulpogba and Jose Mourinho. Let’s focus on rebuilding something solid instead of being in a playground. Doing this is only disrespecting the badge, from now we only need positivity. #ManUtd #MUFC pic.twitter.com/ClmWqmgf7G
— Patrice Evra (@Evra) December 18, 2018
“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” a club statement said. The announcement was on the team’s twitter handle as well.
Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club.
We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future. #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 18, 2018