Manchester United have officially sacked manager Jose Mourinho following a dreadful run of form so far this season that led to their previous 3-1 defeat against fierce rivals Liverpool on Sunday.
United lie sixth in the Premier League, eight points off the top four and 19 points off the top, and the team has also won just one of their last six league games going back to early November.
“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” a statement from the club 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.”