Date: 24th May 2016 at 9:56am
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Manchester United have confirmed that they have sacked manager Louis van Gaal after two years in charge, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho expected to replace him this week.

Despite winning a record 12th FA Cup on Saturday against Crystal Palace, the Dutchman leaves Old Trafford after failing to bring Champions League football to the club this season, as the Red Devils finished a disappointing fifth in the final Premier League standings.

The style of play throughout the campaign also became an issue for the board, with the team finishing with just 49 goals from their 38 top flight fixtures, as they were criticised for their lack of attacking play by the fans and media alike.

Van Gaal spent more than £250million during his tenure at United, acquiring the likes of Anthony Martial and Angel di Maria, but it failed to bring the success expected.

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho now looks set to take the hot seat at Old Trafford, following his sacking by the Blues in December after a disastrous start to the season which saw them lying in 16th position when he left Stamford Bridge just before Christmas.

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