Jose Mourinho said that he has a future without Manchester United. Manchester United sacked him yesterday after a string of lackluster results this season so far. Manchester United have appointed club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the interim manager till the end of the season.
Mourinho said, “We could speak about so many good things, [some] not as good, but that’s not me. It’s finished. Manchester United have a future without me and I have a future without United.”
Mourinho’s official statement read, “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. Just as was the case with my previous clubs, I have worked with some wonderful people and I believe that some will be my friends for life.
I know that you are all aware of my professional principles. Each time a chapter is closed I show my deepest respect and I don’t make any comments about my former colleagues. I hope the media will also respect my position and let me live my normal life until the moment I decide to return to football. Merry Christmas.”
During his two-year stint at Manchester United, Mourinho helped the club to wins in the Europa League, EFL Cup and FA Community Shield. Additionally, Mourinho helped the team finish second in last season’s Premier League. This was Manchester United’s best finish in the Premier League since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United’s first match under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on Saturday against Cardiff City.