Paul Pogba mocks Jose Mourinho on social media after Manchester United sacking

Rio Ferdinand believes Jose Mourinho took Manchester United as far as he could

After a crushing weekend loss to Liverpool left Manchester United 19 points behind the league leader before Christmas, the club announced on Tuesday that manager Jose Mourinho has been fired.

The publication also states that Mourinho's compensation package would drop by 25% if he failed to lead United into next season's Champions League.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has poked fun at sacked manager Jose Mourinho with a provocative post on social media.

United plan to hire a caretaker manager until the end of the season, before appointing a permanent successor.

United are now sixth in the table with 26 points from 17 matches. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.

May 21, 2017 - Ends Premier League season with home win against Crystal Palace as United finish sixth, 24 points behind champions Chelsea.

For that reason, and perhaps the lucrative pay-off from Old Trafford, Klopp insists he has greater concern for peers sacked at the lower level than a two-times Champions League victor. United has already conceded more goals in the league than it did in all of last season.

Now that Mourinho has been sacked, it seems Pogba got off the last shot.

Neville thinks Pochettino is the
Neville thinks Pochettino is the “outstanding candidate” to replace Mourinho

A United source told AFP that Mourinho had been supported in his efforts to sign players and described reports of player power at the club as being key to the sacking as wide of the mark.

August 7, 2016 - Wins first silverware at United with a 2-1 victory over Premier League champions Leicester in the Community Shield at Wembley, new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores the victor.

Even more galling for United fans was to see fierce rivals City and Liverpool under Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp marrying success with entertaining football.

Mourinho lasted 2 1/2 years at United and won two titles, the English League Cup and the Europa League in his first season.

Amid the Pogba-Mourinho drama, Rio Ferdinand acknowledged appreciation for what Mourinho had done but said it was time for him to go.

The smiling, charming Mourinho who arrived at Chelsea declaring himself "a special one" 14 years ago, has always been replaced by a surly, haggered-looking operator, dismissive of any and all questioning of his personal responsibility.

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

However, despite his protestations to the contrary the United board gave Mourinho plenty of money to compete. As a result, Manchester United will be looking for its fourth manager since 2013.

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