Mourinho sacked: Pogba, Ibrahimovic, and his other Man United signings rated

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"It will be interesting to see which direction they go with the new manager, but none of the Man Utd fans care what I say about it!"

"The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future", United said in a three-line statement released after Mourinho was told of his fate in a face-to-face meeting with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward.

Perhaps one of Solskjaer's first tasks will be getting Anthony Martial back onside as Squawka report the Frenchman's representatives are pessimistic about the chances of extending his Old Trafford deal long term.

Jose Mourinho has left Manchester United after a tumultuous 2 and a half years in charge of the super-club
Sacked: Manchester United show Jose Mourinho the door

"I was one of his biggest advocates 2 & half years ago when he joined the club & felt he stabilised #mufc when we needed it..."

This was the final nail in Mourinho's coffin whose contract was terminated by the United board on Tuesday just before the commencement of day's training.

"His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back".

It is United's worst 17-game start to a league campaign since the 1990-91 season.

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. United also lost 3-1 to neighbour Manchester City in the league in recent weeks in another display that highlighted the team's demise. Mourinho had to go in the end. "He has all my respect, [he has been] unbelievably successful".

"Manchester United has a future without me, and I have a future without Manchester United, so why should I be sharing with you, or with the supporters, any of my feelings?"

Guardiola further said, "I always say I am in the position of the manager and I know exactly what they can feel and always I am there because we feel alone".

They now sit 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and have a goal difference of zero. Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino is the current front-runner.