BREAKING: Jose Mourinho leaves Manchester United

Manchester United has announced 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.

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The news comes less than 48 hours after United’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.

The result has left the club 19 points adrift of the Premier League leaders and 11 points behind fourth-place Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification.