It’s looked inevitable for quite some time, but José Mourinho has finally gone. There’s a certain symmetry with his second Chelsea tenure, as he has today been sacked three years and a day after that job came to a grisly end.
Rumoured to be leaving prior to the Newcastle match, Mourinho clung onto his job thanks to turning a 0-2 half time score line into a 3-2 win. United nearly won at Chelsea, fought back twice against Arsenal, but the 3-1 loss at Anfield was the final straw.
And deservedly so. Liverpool out shot the visitors by 36 shots to six, which is the kind of one sided affair you see when a relegation side travels to face one of the big guns. Not Manchester United. Their performance was an embarrassment, where they’d have been lucky to get nil, never mind one, as the saying goes.
We would never suggest that our statistics are the be-all-and-end-all when it comes to assessing players, but in the eyes of our algorithm, José Mourinho did not use his best players enough recently. Here are United’s top five Premier League performers on a points-per-minute basis. Read More