After Man Utd confirmed that Jose Mourinho had left the club on Tuesday morning, it’s fair to say the news was met with a rather positive reaction from many supporters.
The Portuguese tactician arrived at Old Trafford in 2016, and led the club to Europa League and League Cup successes to suggest that he could be set for a memorable tenure.
However, this season has certainly not gone to plan as the Red Devils continue to languish in sixth place in the Premier League table, 11 points adrift of the top four and 19 points behind leaders Liverpool.
With the pressure rising after their defeat to rivals Liverpool at the weekend, United confirmed their decision in an official statement on Tuesday morning, and so Mourinho’s stint in charge at Old Trafford has come to an abrupt end.
It’s worth noting that there were many tweets also in support of the job that the Portuguese tactician did at United, as there were positive moments and key signings that he made as well as the two trophy wins mentioned above.
Nevertheless, given the decline that was seen this year and the ongoing question marks raised over the contrast in his style of play and the culture at the club, it’s fair to say that many believe a change was necessary and were pleased with the major announcement, as seen in the tweets below.
It remains to be seen who is placed in charge until the end of the season, with the club statement noting an interim boss will be appointed, and whether or not they can get United back to where they want to be in the short-term.
Further, given the number of managerial changes since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, their next long-term appointment is crucial now as they can ill-afford to continue to change things so often.
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
Christmas gift came early
— Teminikan (@its_temi_) December 18, 2018
Yessssss…Thank u lord pic.twitter.com/FTOL6qXGwm
— Ernest Ufuoma (@ufuoma_ernest) December 18, 2018
Thank you jose for nothing.??
— ?LI? (@Aaliihere) December 18, 2018
Every united fan rn pic.twitter.com/47A0TsH8Ix
— King of Me (@darkskinigga) December 18, 2018
The club is now saved ohh thanks GOD
— iamsulah (@iamsulah) December 18, 2018
— true jordy ?? (@LogoseJordan) December 18, 2018
Sweet music to the ears. Finally, someone had the guts to take a decisive action.
You can’t have Pogba, Rashford, Martial, Matic, Fellaini, Mata and still play like Carpenters.
— ken Ochonogor (@kenochonogor) December 18, 2018
I need at least 10Mil likes on that post ASAP
— Jim (@roqxtr) December 18, 2018
Only 6 months too late lads but finally
— DeanEllis (@Dean_Ellis_) December 18, 2018
Early Xmas present
— Calum Miller (@calum_miller) December 18, 2018
Wooohoo ? pic.twitter.com/G6LrE6bATz
— Marius (@MariusMufc) December 18, 2018
Thank you. The best Xmas present ever. Now just get @EriktenHag
— Brad Egan (@bradegan68) December 18, 2018
— Strange2330 (@Strange2330) December 18, 2018