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Man United ruthlessly sack second manager in two years with blockbuster target finally set for arrival


After what was a painful season watching Manchester United, the last few days have sent the Red Devils in the Transfer Tavern into dreamland. 

Now, those in for a (not quite) lunchtime drink have been given yet more reason to dance on the pool tables just days after they won their first major piece of silverware since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Louis van Gaal has been sacked by the Manchester giants after a largely frustrating two years in charge at Old Trafford.

While the Dutchman got them into the Champions League last season and won the FA Cup this term, he has proved unpopular due to a methodical style of play and lacklustre signings despite huge investment into player recruitment.

Despite securing their first FA Cup in over a decade, a fifth placed finish this year has seen the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona coach relieved of his duties.

There will reportedly be an official announcement at around lunchtime from the club, with Jose Mourinho widely expected to takeover from his former mentor at the Theatre of Dreams.

The daunting figure of the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss has been looming large over the club ever since he left Stamford Bridge back in December.

It is the second successive manager the club have sacked after 26 years solid years under the stewardship of Sir Alex Ferguson, following the dismissal of David Moyes in 2014.

Will Mourinho win the Premier League in his first season in charge at Old Trafford?

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