- Reports claim a Mourinho loyalist pushed for the sacking of the Portuguese gaffer
- The 55-year-old was relieved of his duties following the Red Devils' loss to Liverpool
- United legend ole Gunnar Solksjaer was named caretaker manager less than 24 hours
Barely seven days after Jose Mourinho was axed, more detail about the circumstances around his departure have been revealed.
The Portuguese gaffer was sensationally sacked two days after Red Devils were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield.
The 55-year-old thought he was arriving at Carrington to discuss January transfer plans with Ed Woodward on Tuesday - but he got the shocking news.
And according to the Sunday Times, a key Manchester United player was the catalyst for his departure.
They described him as a player that was well used by United throughout Mourinho's tenure - but he lost patience after the defeat to Liverpool and phoned Woodward to tell the Portuguese to leave.
The Times also claim some of United’s squad celebrated his departure after the Glazier family took the crucial decision.
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Old Trafford legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as caretaker boss a day after - and led the side to a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Cardiff.
The 1999 Champions League winner with United will only be manager until the end of the season as a new boss will be appointed on a permanent basis next summer.
High flying Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as United's No.1 target following his achievement with the young Spurs side.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester United hierarchy took just about five minutes after the sack had been announced to dismantle Jose Mourinho's office.
Mourinho left the club 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool having lost his fifth EPL match this current season before being shown the exit.
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