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Manchester United finally confirm what we all knew - Louis van Gaal has been sacked

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Despite the fact that the BBC reported shortly after Saturday's FA Cup Final that it would be Louis van Gaal's final game in charge of Manchester United it has taken the club over 48 hours to make this official.

United confirmed Van Gaal's departure at 20:30 BST, praising his "great professionalism and dignity throughout", while adding "a decision on a successor as manager will be announced soon".

In a separate club statement released at the same time, Van Gaal said he was "very disappointed" not to see out his "intended three-year plan".

Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho set to be named as his replacement.

Van Gaal leaves after two years of a three-year contract, having discussed severance terms on Monday.

The former Netherlands boss, 64, is believed to earn around £6.4m a year.

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's is expected to be confirmed as van gaal's replacement with the 53-year-old Portuguese set to meet senior United officials on Tuesday.




United have made an offer to Ryan Giggs, Van Gaal's assistant, for him to stay at Old Trafford, but it is not known what role he would have and whether he would accept.

BBC Sport reported on Saturday that United's FA Cup win over Crystal Palace would be Van Gaal's last game in charge.

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