Manchester United Football club announced the sacking of Jose Mourinho 24 hours ago. The story has been the most prominent football news since it broke out and has been trending on social media.
Jose Mourinho has now released a statement saying he has made “friends for life” at Old Trafford and is “immensely proud”.
“I have been immensely proud to wear the badge of Manchester United since the first day I arrived, and I believe all United fans 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 most profound respect, and I don’t make any comments about my former colleagues.
“I hope the media will respect my position and let me live my normal life until the moment I decide to return to football. Merry Christmas.”
Jose Mourinho lifted the Europa League, EFL Cup and Community Shield in his first year at United before finishing runners-up in both the league and FA Cup, but things went pier shape since the start of his third campaign at the Manchester club.