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Manchester United aka The Red Devils are currently sixth in the Barclay’s Premier League table but have already lost five times in 17 matches, leaving them 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and 11 off fourth-placed Chelsea in the fight for Champions League places.

The Club’s now-ex-manager, Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United following their disappointing start to the season.

The Red Devils have won just two of their last eight matches in all competitions.

Mourinho has continued to drop hints that he remains unhappy at Man U’s failure to spend big, and he now leaves after two-and-a-half years in charge at Old Trafford, with his final match in charge Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool.
“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” a statement read.
“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.
“A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”

Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal as the United manager in the summer of 2016 and was tasked with the goal of leading the 20-time English champions back to the top of the domestic game after a barren three years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s appointment.

He started well, winning the Community Shield in his first match in charge before claiming the Carabao Cup thanks to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired 3-2 win over Southampton .

His form in the league was not as strong, however, with the Red Devils only able to finish in sixth place, though their season did end on a high as a 2-0 win over Ajax in the final of the Europa League saw them qualify for the 2017-18 Champions League.

Manchester United have made their worst start to a league season since 1990-91 and sit sixth in the Premier League. In contrast, the result left United 11 points off the top four, who qualify for the Champions League, and 19 points behind top place.

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