Manchester United have confirmed that they have sacked Jose Mourinho and will be installing a caretaker manager until the end of the season.

After a run of poor form that saw Manchester United win just two of their last eight games in all competitions, Mourinho has been shown the door at Old Trafford.

A poor display and a 3-1 defeat to rivals Liverpool at the weekend seemed to have been the final nail in the coffin and Manchester United have decided to wield the axe.

Mourinho won the Europa League and the EFL Cup in his first term and Manchester United had their best league finish since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.

But they regressed this year and the Manchester United board have confirmed that they will be installing a caretaker manager until the end of the season in order to conduct a thorough search for the next permanent appointment.

A statement in the club’s official website read: “Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.

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

It further added: “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.”