Louis van Gaal has officially been sacked as Man Utd manager. It's been one of the worst kept secrets in the history of badly kept secrets. After waiting all day, United decided to release a statement confirming the news late on Monday evening.
The club has released the following statement.
Louis van Gaal is to leave Manchester United, with immediate effect.
Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said: "I would like to thank Louis and his staff for their excellent work in the past two years culminating in winning a record-equalling 12th FA Cup for the club (and securing him a title in four different countries). He has behaved with great professionalism and dignity throughout his time here. He leaves us with a legacy of having given several young players the confidence to show their ability on the highest stage. Everyone at the club wishes him all the best in the future."
A decision on a successor as manager will be announced soon.
Despite the almost certain fact that Mourinho will be the next manager at Old Trafford, the club have decided to prolong the wait for him to be confirmed by saying a decision will be announced at a later date.