Jose Mourinho: The Manchester United years

Updated 5:59 AM ET, Tue December 18, 2018
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During Jose Mourinho's coaching career the third season in charge of the clubs he has managed has always provided tricky ... OLI SCARFF/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
With United trailing English Premier League leaders Liverpool by 19 points, Mourinho was fired by United on Tuesday. OLI SCARF/AFP/Getty Images
The final straw for United's decision makers was the club's 3-1 defeat at rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
For a club that has won 20 league titles, the 2018/2019 season has been United's worst ever Premier League start. LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
During the season there's been reported friction between Mourinho and United's star player Paul Pogba. The World Cup winner was one of United's unused substitutes in the defeat by Liverpool. ALAIN GROSCLAUDE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
One of the criticisms that Mourinho has faced during his Old Trafford tenure is the style of football his team has played. While Pep Guardiola's Manchester City and Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have delivered stylish brands of football, Mourinho's United hasn't been very entertaining to watch. LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
In October, stewards at Stamford Bridge had to hold back Mourinho after he was incensed by a member of the home team's support staff — Marco Ianni — crossing into the United technical area. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Mourinho gestures to the crowd after United beat Juventus in a Champions League group stage game. United's qualification for the competition's knockout stages has been the one silver lining this season. MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
United will face Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 round of the Champions League. BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS
During Mourinho's first season in charge at Old Trafford, United won the League Cup as well as the Europa League. Here Mourinho is pictured celebrating the Europa League final win against Ajax in Stockholm. Alex Grimm/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images