Jose Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after worst start in 30 years

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Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after the club made their worst start to a season in almost 30 years, the club said on Tuesday.

The 55-year-old Portuguese's last match in charge was the 3-1 defeat by league leaders Liverpool on Sunday which left them 19 points behind their opponents.

It is United's worst start in the league since 1990 and even his ambition of reaching the top four and a Champions League qualification spot is in danger with the club 11 points adrift of those places.

"Another new caretaker manager will be appointed until the finish of the ebb and flow season, while the club directs an intensive enrollment process for another, full-time chief

"The statement did not specify if he was sacked or if he resigned, but  according to UK media reported that he had been fired.