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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 08:52 AM

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United sack manager

Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after identifying a catalogue of his failings at the club.

The Portuguese, 55, took over in May 2016 and led United to League Cup and Europa League titles, but they are 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool.

The club have made a change after no progress with results or style despite spending nearly £400m on 11 players.

They also say the new manager will understand the philosophy of the club, including their attacking traditions.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46603018

Wow! No more “parking the bus.” I wonder if Pogba will still be sold in January?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 03:20 PM

1. I think this is a sign they're keeping Pogba

Personally, I've never understood what the fuss was all about with Pogba, but mine is a minority opinion apparently.

Nobody expected Mourinho to last out the year, but I'm still surprised that that they've chosen this moment to sack him.

To put those 19 points in perspective, being 19 points behind the leaders in Spain would put you in 18th place in the league.

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Response to Bozo Haram (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 03:39 PM

2. And they're 8 points behind 5th place Arsenal

with a GD of 0 compared to the Gunner’s 14.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 12:55 AM

3. Depends on who they hire.

Progba has been out of his role at MU. He's been asked to lead the midfield, and he's not that kind of player. Even with Juve he was not the leader in the midfield. Some manager might keep him in their system and let someone else lead giving him the freedom to try and create. But he just as easily might be sold.

No one is catching Man City and Liverpool anyway.

Chelsea could lose Hazard (Real??) during the transfer window. Spurs are ahead of last year at the same time when they usually hit their stride late. Arsenal has no defense, a lousy midfield, and can't get Aubameyang and Lacazette to work together with last 3 being draw with MU, 1-nil over a very weak Huddersfield, and a loss to an exceptionally weak Southampton. Highly unlikely any of these 3 make the final 8 in Champions League (Spurs) or Europa (Chelsea, Arsenal) unless Europa league draws just happen to fall their way and they play the Zurich's and BATE Borisov's of the world.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:46 PM

4. More to your question, he'll stay until the end of the season.

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