Jose Mourinho Sacked
Manchester United announced Tuesday that it had sacked Jose Mourinho following Sunday's defeat at Liverpool.
Match-going United fans have been reluctant to turn on Mourinho, instead often pointing fingers at executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward's reluctance to back the manager in the transfer market this summer or the club's American owners, the Glazer family.
However, by the end of proceedings on Sunday, as two deflected Xherdan Shaqiri strikes in the final 17 minutes sealed a thoroughly deserved victory for the hosts, it was Liverpool fans who sarcastically sang "don't sack Mourinho".
The Portuguese coach said he accepted responsibility for a fifth defeat of the season that leaves the 20-time champions of England 11 points adrift of even a top-four finish.
But he also pointed the finger at what he described as "permanently injured" players and claimed both sides played "in relation to their qualities"