José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after defeat at Liverpool

José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after defeat at Liverpool

The eight-time Premier League victor added: "I think the moment earlier on in the season where it was clear that the board had decided that they didn't want to back a couple of Jose Mourinho signings...to be honest at that point you are finished as a manager".

"Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect", a club statement said.

Carrick joined Mourinho's coaching staff following his retirement in May and could be appointed caretaker manager until the end of the season.

Many fans hoped Keane's words would launch a verbal rocket up the backsides of the players searching for a first away win in the Champions League in two years and a first away goal in a year, and the United fans sang the name of their injured captain before, during and after the game.

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The Portuguese joined United in May 2016 and guided them to success in the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League in his first season.

The United board, according to sources, made a decision to act after growing frustrated with Mourinho's performance in a number of areas, notably first-team results, transfers, development of youth and style of football.

Liverpool will take on fellow five-time winners Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Jose Mourinho's struggling Manchester United face French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

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The 20-time English champions finished second in the table behind neighbours Manchester City last season, but were a distant 19 points adrift of Pep Guardiola's side.

"We did really smartly by buying young players who can get better. I think he fought hard, he had good movement, he set up the goal", the United boss said.

"So these guys were disappointed not to play before kick-off but they come on and make such a difference for us".

With the Daily Star reporting Juventus would be willing to pay Manchester United £125m to bring Paul Pogba back to Turin, the Mirror said Pogba sparked a "social media frenzy" when posing with old team-mate Paulo Dybala. "For me, these two games will certainly be very special, as I wore the Citizen shirt for three years", Nastasic said.

The manager's overall EPL points haul of 176 since his appointment by United lagged behind City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea during the same period.

PSG is the runaway French league leader and won the toughest group ahead of Liverpool and Napoli, scoring a tournament-high 17 goals.

"Are they a team that should be sixth in the league? No".

August 27, 2018 - Defeat at Brighton in the second game of the season is followed up by a 3-0 loss at home to Tottenham - the worst home defeat of Mourinho's career.

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