United's decision to give Mourinho his marching orders came as a huge surprise to many, who believed the 55-year-old would be given until the end of the season to turn things around.
Mourinho ended his Manchester United career after two-and-a-half years in Old Trafford, winning 84 of his 144 matches.
Pogba, who hasn't started for United in its last three games, wrote on Instagram "Caption this!" alongside a picture of him smirking in a post published soon after the announcement of Mourinho's departure. However, Manchester United are not expected to sell the French World Cup victor right now.
United's terrible form, his alleged battles with his players, and generally miserable demeanour has led many to question whether the self-named "Special One" has lost his touch.
The day after Manchester United were humbled 3-1 at Anfield by Liverpool, Mata was left speechless, Herrera apologised to the fans...while Paul Pogba flew to Paris to attend a grand Adidas function alongside Paulo Dybala.
Having signed a new contract with United in January until June 2020, the Portuguese coach will reportedly receive compensation of 24 million pounds ($30 million).
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His team immediately romped to Premier League glory, Chelsea's first league title in 50 years, in record breaking fashion.
But leaving Mourinho in place, for United to go backward while City goes from strength to strength under Pep Guardiola and Liverpool thrills with Juergen Klopp, could have been riskier still.
The result left United 19 points behind their rivals and looking directionless.
Assistant coach Michael Carrick will take charge of training until a caretaker coach is announced.
The Reds manager also believes Mourinho's reputation should not be soured by his recent troubles in Manchester, particularly as he won the EFL Cup and Europa League during his tenure.