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Manchester United have sacked Louis van Gaal

It's goodbye from LVG Credit: PA

Manchester United have sacked Louis van Gaal as manager, according to reports.

After a disappointing campaign in terms of style and substance at Old Trafford, the door is now open for Jose Mourinho's return to management.

Before the celebrations had even subsided at Wembley on Saturday, United's FA Cup win was being overshadowed by fresh reports that Van Gaal was to be replaced by the former Chelsea boss in the coming days.


Louis Van Gaal arrives at Stockport station with his players

Louis Van Gaal arrived at Stockport railway station with his players amid growing speculation he is about to be replaced by Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager.

After travelling home from London, fresh from the club's FA Cup success, Van Gaal refused to speak to the media but goalkeeper Sergio Romero told ITV Granada Reports the club "will miss a big coach".

Van Gaal: I have board backing

Louis Van Gaal says he still has the support of Manchester United despite speculation that he could leave the club tonight.

Reports suggest defeat to Chelsea this evening would be the final straw for the Dutch manager, who's led United to their worst run of form for 25 years.

But Van Gaal insists the United board is still behind him.


Van Gaal on the defensive

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal denies his relationship with his players is poor.

Reports this week suggested some United players were unhappy with Van Gaal's training methods and the sale of some of their team-mates.

Van Gaal admits Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick approached him earlier this season because they were worried the atmosphere in the Manchester United dressing room was "flat".

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