Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United.
The news broke suddenly, but it was no surprise with United struggling in the league.
United are in sixth place, 19 points behind City.
The last straw was a terrible performance against Liverpool at Anfield at the weekend.
He’s gone. Repeat. He’s gone.
Jose Mourinho has left Manchester United 👀
— United In Focus (@UnitedInFocus) December 18, 2018
United are now looking for the club’s fourth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
United have announced there will be a caretaker manager put in place until May, before a permanent successor is appointed.
The club statement read: “Manchester United announces 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.”
Last season United finished second, their highest finish in the post-Ferguson era, but have gone backwards this season and once again, Mourinho has been sacked in his third season in charge of a club.