Manchester United supporters believe something good could come out of the club’s decision to sack manager Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho, the Portuguese, was dismissed from his position on Tuesday morning, with a club statement confirming a caretaker boss will be installed at Old Trafford until the end of the season.
Mourinho leaves United with the club 19 points behind first place Liverpool in the Premier League table, and with an 11-point gap already formed to the top four.
There is a real feeling Mourinho had to leave Old Trafford given the fractious relationship which has formed between him and his squad over the past couple of months.
Key issues have arisen between Mourinho and Paul Pogba, the midfielder, and the latter was blasted by fans for a ‘disrespectful’ tweet sent out less than an hour after United confirmed the sacking.
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Elsewhere, a number of United’s players have been refusing to sign new contracts, including the likes of Anthony Martial, the forward, and goalkeeper David de Gea.
The club recently triggered one-year extensions on the pair, ensuring they remain at Old Trafford until at least next summer, with their deals previously due to expire at the end of this season.
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Manchester United released a statement on Tuesday morning to confirm Mourinho has left his position as manager of the Old Trafford club. The statement read:
“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.
“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.
“A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”
De Gea has been unwilling to commit his future to United due to their failure to challenge for major honours, while Martial is believed to have fallen out with Mourinho over the past year.
However, United supporters have seen a positive that could come out of Mourinho’s departure – De Gea and Martial might finally extend their contracts.
Various fans on Twitter backed the pair to sign new deals now that Mourinho has been sacked, with one supporter even claiming they could put pen to paper before the end of the week!