Jose Mourinho: Manchester United sack manager

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United sack manager

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United sack manager

United are sixth in the league table, 19 points adrift of bitter rivals Liverpool, whose 3-1 win over Mourinho's men on Sunday turned out to be his last match in charge.

- Xherdan Shaqiri has become just the second Liverpool player to score at least two goals in their first ever match against Manchester United for the Reds, and the first since Nigel Clough did so back in January 1994.

"We keep putting Manchester City under pressure because whoever finishes above them is going to win the Premier League", Aldridge wrote in his column for the Liverpool Echo.

Mourinho was given his marching orders on Tuesday morning, with the club saying they will appoint a permanent replacement in the summer.

"It's disappointing", United captain Young said, looking understandably pained.

"Not one of them". I find it staggering.

His relationship with Paul Pogba, the club's record signing, appeared broken after leaving the France midfielder out of the team for its last three league games.

His relationship with Mourinho, which had looked to be tearing apart in the first few months of the season, appears to be broken beyond fix. He's odds-on favourite to be the next Premier League sacking, but he's still clinging on.

"You have to reinvest, get to the end of the season, try to get fourth, try to be a decent cup team, but then you're talking about Man United of the 1980s, being a decent cup team".

But even when he is not directly influencing goals, Mourinho feels Rashford's work-rate effectively makes him unique at United.

As Klopp bounded onto the field to hug his players and rouse the home fans in one final celebration after the final whistle, the German epitomised the differing mood at the two clubs personified by their managers.

Mourinho managed the Italian side in a two year spell beginning at the end of the last decade.

Manchester United's 26 points after 17 Premier League games is their worst points haul since 1990-91 (26 points).

United are not a team that is blessed with flair and creativity in the final third, but Lingard is now the best option that they have.

The same fate is likely to meet Mourinho, despite extending his contract to 2020 earlier this year. And who do you think will take over? Nobody above him can handle him. "He has learned the way to play and he has been fantastic all season and a real threat for us, and his stats this season are very good, so long may that continue".

Klopp introduced Shaqiri with 20 minutes to go, and within minutes the Swiss forward had put Liverpool back into the lead.

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