I've been a red all of my life having been born into a family of die hard reds.
I've watched them since the age of 7 and probably full time since the age of 12. That's now 51 years and in that time I've been privileged to watch some of the best football and footballers that this country has had on offer.
I've also seen some pretty dire football and unfortunately the Mourinho era will fall into this latter camp.
United fans hoped for the Mourinho that first arrived at Chelsea, unfortunately we ended up with the one that last left Chelsea.
Miserable, tactically inept, critical of players in public, arguing with the media. He had created a toxic environment and although the players will share responsibility, ultimately his manner and footballing methods ensured that those players would be less than happy in their roles despite the mega pay packets.
There are questions about the board and it is clear that they would not back Mourinho with more funds given the amounts he has lavished on average players. I'm not convinced it was his decision to buy Pogba but he may at least show some signs of the undoubted talent he has now that his nemesis has gone.
There is the outline of a good, but not great team, at present but trust needs to be given to players who can demonstrate that they have a viable future at the club. That will not include the likes of Young, Valencia, Rojo, Smalling, Jones who are either coming to the end of their careers or are simply not good enough at the level expected of being a United player. Maybe Matic could be added into that group as well.
There some very promising youth players ready to step up and for the rest of the season, which in reality is now a write off, I would like to see the temporary manager give them a chance.
Either way I can see a much happier group of players and supporters from this day on. Mourinho's time at the top level of European football is wel and truly over.