Twitter reacts to Manchester United firing Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho was dismissed as Manchester United manager on Tuesday morning

The midfielder was brought back to Old Trafford from Juventus in August 2016 in time for Mourinho's first season in a transfer that cost 105 million euros (then $116 million).

After Jose Mourinho's firing on Tuesday, United says it is conducting a "thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager" - signaling they won't be in charge until next season.

Their current haul of 26 points from 17 games is their lowest ever at this stage in a Premier League season.

Mourinho said after Sunday's loss 3-1 loss at Liverpool that a top-four finish was still possible. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time. United has already conceded more goals in the league than it did in all of last season.

In an interview with Sky Sports ahead of United's trip to Anfield on Sunday, Rashford spoke extensively about how he was spotted by the Old Trafford outfit. United had won just one of their last six league games under the Portuguese and seem certain to miss out on Champions League qualification again.

While Liverpool fans will be celebrating their club ending Mourinho's time at United and revelling in the emphatic victory, Celtic fans will be wondering how much the bookies have been drinking to even consider placing odds on Rodgers leaving Celtic for United.

After David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, a third manager sacked in four years suggests there is far more to be fixed behind the scenes at the world's richest club than a new name on the manager's door. During the 2016/17 season Manchester United finished in sixth place, but won the League Cup and the Europa League - with the latter securing qualification for the Champions League.

Thoughts of a league title, or even of the next meeting with Pep Guardiola's team, are not being considered publicly by Klopp, though.

"I want to send best wishes to him", said Pochettino. It's the same for me and if the club thinks there is someone who can do it better, then they have to change today.

The club said in a statement he had left with immediate effect.

Mourinho had also been unhappy that United's board failed to back his wish to sign a central defender in the off-season.

The result left United 19 points behind their rivals and looking directionless.

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