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Breaking! Manchester United sacks Louis van Gaal as manager

Manchester United: Louis van Gaal sacked as manager

Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho set to be named as his replacement.

The Dutchman leaves after two years of a three-year contract and is currently discussing severance terms.

Elombah.com learnt on Saturday that United’s FA Cup win over Crystal Palace would be his last game in charge.

Mourinho’s appointment is expected to be confirmed he meets with senior United officials on Tuesday.

Van Gaal, 64, took control of United after leading the Netherlands to the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

The Old Trafford club finished fourth in the Premier League in his first season in charge to qualify for the Champions League.

But they finished fifth this term and will play in the Europa League next season.

They only scored 49 league goals, too, their lowest total since 1989-90.

Saturday’s FA Cup success at Wembley gave United a first trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson delivered the Premier League title in 2013 in his last season before retirement.

But it was not enough to stop Van Gaal from losing his job.

Mourinho, 53, was sacked by Chelsea last December, just seven months after leading the London club to the Premier League title.

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