Manchester United part ways with Jose Mourinho

Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho, following poor run of results.

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The Red Devils have been inconsistent this season under Jose Mourinho and there have been speculations of the sack of the former Real Madrid boss.

However, he managed to postpone it week after week by getting respectable results in some of the big games.

Manchester United over the weekend were handed a 3-1 defeat by their bitterest rivals Liverpool and that was the straw that broke the camel's back.

The Portuguese, 55, guided United to League Cup and Europa League titles.

"A caretaker-manager will be appointed until the end of the season while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager," United said in a statement.

"The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future."

The caretaker-manager to replace Mourinho, who took over from Louis van Gaal in May 2016, will not be assistant coach Michael Carrick or academy boss Nicky Butt.

The candidate will be drawn from outside the club, but will not be former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.