BREAKING NEWS: Van Gaal sacked by Manchester United


Louis van Gaal has been sacked as Manchester United manager after two years in charge, the club announced on Monday.

The former Netherlands boss arrived at the club's training ground in Carrington shortly before 0900GMT and was informed that his contract would be terminated a year early, with the club later confirming the news in a statement.

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."