​Ding dong Mourinho's gone! This is not a drill!


Like him or loathe him (probably the latter), getting the sack one week before Christmas is not what you'd wish on anyone really. Although, a payout of up to £24m does restore some of the festive cheer...


Anyway, it's goodbye to the Special One, who could not stop the third season rot yet again. His departure had been on the way for some time, with United very much not united. Just about every single first team player has been linked with an Old Trafford exit in recent weeks, there have been near-constant public digs, rifts and snipes and, to top it off, Xherdan Shaqiri scored brace for God's sake!

As United fans adjust their tortured brains to a world post Mourinho, here is how Twitter reacted to the shock news of Jose's sacking on Tuesday morning...



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While the announcement was a surprise, his departure was always the inevitable outcome...


Not everyone is happy, however...

As the internet collectively began to process the news, musings turned to who will take over in the long term, amid reports that Michael Carrick is to take charge of training until an interim appointment is made...


​​There are other candidates though...

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​​Spurs fans right now...

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And, what's next for Jose as he hands his room key back in at the Lowry?



​​There are mixed feelings as to the Special One's legacy at Old Trafford...




​​A couple of final sobering thoughts...