Manchester United Stock Price Jumps $151 Million Following Jose Mourinho Firing

Manchester United Stock Price Jumps $151 Million Following Jose Mourinho Firing

"I am always sad for the manager when that happens", Guardiola was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. Many thought the club would simply embrace this season as a write-off and announce Jose's departure in the summer.

The Red Devils now sit sixth in the Premier League table but have already lost five times in 17 matches, leaving them 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and 11 off fourth-placed Chelsea in the fight for Champions League places.

Jose Mourinho insists he has a future in football after being sacked by Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba had a notoriously icy relationship during their time together at Old Trafford, frequently taking veiled shots at each other.

Mourinho later released a statement through his agents, which said: "I have been immensely proud to wear the badge of Manchester United since the first day I arrived, and I believe all United supporters recognise this. It is over. That is me", Mourinho said.

United signed Bailly from Villarreal in June 2016 and the defender made 25 Premier League appearances in Mourinho's first season at Old Trafford.

If Manchester United choose to pursue some January transfer targets there are a host of names rumoured to improve the squad
Evan Bartlett 4 hours Wednesday December 19th 2018 Man Utd transfer targets 17 players on January radar Premier League

Molde's season has already finished for the winter and does not restart until March.

United midfielder Pogba had posted a photo of himself to Instagram and Twitter looking at the camera with the words: "Caption this!", before swiftly deleting it.

Interestingly, Mourinho's last game for United was the 3-1 bashing by Liverpool on Sunday, a performance that saw the Red Devils fall 19 points behind the Reds at the summit of the EPL log. David Moyes, Ferguson's hand-picked successor, and Louis van Gaal departed after 10 months and two years, respectively.

They now sit 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and have a goal difference of zero.

Earlier today, United confirmed the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their interim manager. Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino is the current front-runner.

In some of Mourinho's final public comments as United manager, he said "for sure we are going to finish in the top six. but the better we can get is fourth position".

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