Manchester United fans react to Jose Mourinho being sacked

Manchester United fans react to Jose Mourinho being sacked

Manchester United fans have expressed a mixture of joy, relief and messages of respect following news that Jose Mourinho had been sacked on Tuesday morning.

The club announced at 9:46am that the 55-year-old had been dismissed with immediate effect after overseeing Man United’s worst ever start to a Premier League season.

Mourinho endeared himself to the club’s support by winning the Europa League and League Cup in his first season, but things have turned deeply toxic since the turn of the year.

Supporters have expressed primarily what can be described as relief, giving way to messages of gratitude for what Mourinho did at the club.

Mourinho had to go. And you know why: terrible football, alienated players, no direction, poor results, an unusually leaky defence, and an overriding feeling of toxicity. If anything, this sacking – which nobody expected – has been enacted to put smiles back on faces.

But we should not ignore the positive side of Mourinho. The Portuguese completed the set of European trophies by winning the Europa League, won the League Cup, kept hold of David de Gea, exposed the board for their role in creating the club’s dire situation, and has left the next manager with a very good squad.

Thank you, Jose. Now is the right time to move on.

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