Manchester United have dismissed their manager Jose Mourinho this morning.

The club currently sit sixth in the 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.

In a statement released this morning the club said  that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,

“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 has been in charge at the club since the summer of 2016 when he replaced Louis van Gaal in the United hotseat.

This season has seen reports of dressing room unrest  with Mourinho’s relationship with club-record signing Paul Pogba a constant talking point.

The World Cup winner was left sitting on the bench during United’s Sunday afternoon defeat at Liverpool.



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