Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, the club have confirmed.

Sky sources believe the Dutchman was informed on Sunday night he would no longer be in charge of the club, despite him leading the club to the FA Cup on Saturday with a 2-1 final win over Crystal Palace, and the move was confirmed by the club just after 8.30pm on Monday evening.

The Dutchman spent the day at the club’s Carrington training ground – after a day of negotiations over the terms of the compensation package for him and his coaching staff – before leaving just before 5pm.

In a statement, Van Gaal said, “It has been an honour to manage such a magnificent club as Manchester United FC, and in doing so, I have fulfilled a long-held ambition.

“I am immensely proud to have helped United win the FA Cup for the 12th time in the club’s history. I have been privileged during my management career to have won 20 trophies but winning the FA Cup, which is steeped in so much history, will always be one of the most special achievements of my career.”

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