Manchester United sack Mourinho in bid to turn season round, source: AFP Mourinho, 55, became increasingly spiky in his last few months at Old Trafford, lashing out at the board’s transfer policy and turning his fire on his squad, especially record signing Paul Pogba. His constant complaints about the players’ lack of desire had an impact on the pitch, culminating in the 3-1 defeat by Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday which left United 19 points behind their opponents. Mourinho’s sacking comes just two-and-a-half years into his tenure and three years and a day since Chelsea sacked him just months after he had guided them to the title. Former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, currently in charge of Norwegian club Molde, is reportedly being considered for the role of caretaker manager until the end of the season. Mourinho’s dismissal saw shares in the US-owned club rise on Wall Street by more than five per cent to US$18.18. Former players such as Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra expressed hope a change in management would bring a marked change in atmosphere. “The club needs an injection of positivity and hopefully this decision will allow that to happen,” Ferdinand posted on Instagram. Mourinho’s… Read full this story
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