Man United insider explains the ‘ruthless’ scene at Carrington after Jose Mourinho was sacked

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Jose Mourinho’s reputation has taken a hit following his sacking at Manchester United.

Many now look at the Portuguese coach’s methods as outdated, and it’s easy to understand why.

His Man United team was slow and bereft of ideas. The likes of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial were failing to play at their best under Mourinho.

It doesn’t help that in his first game as caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managed to lead the same group of players to a 5-1 win against Cardiff City.

Mourinho will get another top job - his resume remains highly impressive - but his next club will hope that he’s learned from what went wrong at Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney admitted on BT Sport that it wasn’t just the players who were unhappy with the 55-year-old, “but the whole football club.”

'I'm sure Ed Woodward was the same, the staff, the kitchen ladies, the kit men weren't enjoying it,” he added, per the Daily Mail.


Man United quickly forgot about Mourinho

And it seems that Man United couldn’t wait to remove any lasting memory of Mourinho’s time at the club.

According to The Sun, Mourinho’s office was cleared out just five minutes after he was sacked.


Mourinho was dismissed last week in a face-to-face meeting at the club’s Carrington training base.


Just moments after, members of the kit room were sent in to empty the room.

His personal belongings, which included pictures and trophies, were transported away.

“The club were ruthless in the end. Just minutes after being sacked they were in there,” an Old Trafford source told The Sun.

“It took just 15 minutes to consign Jose to history. They dumped all his stuff into a white transit van.

“He spoke briefly to some of the support staff but spent most of his time in office on the day.”

There was to be no grand farewell.

Manchester United Training Session

It’s become an all-too familiar occurrence for the Red Devils.

Mourinho becomes the third manager to be sacked by the club since 2014, with David Moyes and Louis van Gaal also failing to do enough to ensure their stay at Old Trafford was a long one.

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