As it happened: Manchester United to sack LVG?

2016-05-23 19:30

Manchester United are expected to release a statement confirming the departure of Louis van Gaal.

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Last Updated at 23:57
23 May 19:32  

NOTHING OFFICIAL AS YET

Still nothing official from Manchester United, over five and a half hours since their supposed 2pm announcement.

 Louis Van Gaal will not coach the club next season, however.

Who will replace him? All indications are that it will be Jose Mourinho but until the club  say anything, it's all speculation.

When something is announced, be sure that Sport24 will break the news! 

23 May 18:44  

JUAN MATA SEEMS FINE WITH THE NEWS THAT JOSE MOURINHO MIGHT BE THE NEXT UNITED MANAGER!

23 May 18:27  
23 May 18:14   WAVING GOODBYE?
23 May 18:08  
23 May 18:06  

Seems like Manchester United are trolling everyone!

It is four hours since they were meant to release a statement. What could be the problem?

23 May 17:06   REMOVAL MEN... YOU KNOW IT MUST BE TRUE THEN!
23 May 17:04  

AND STILL WAITING...

Still no further news about Louis Van Gaal's future or whether Jose Mourinho will replace him.

We will be sure to break the news as soon as it happens!

23 May 15:01  

STILL ... WAITING

A full hour after Manchester United were expected to release a statement confirming Louis van Gaal's sacking, we're still waiting.

Tick tock.

23 May 14:51   Meanwhile, Manchester United have made no comments on whether or not United have sacked Louis Van Gaal as their manager. 
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23 May 14:24   Meanwhile ...
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23 May 14:16   Sarcasm in its finest form ...
23 May 14:11  
23 May 14:10   United were expected to release a statement at 2 pm (SA time), but so far there has been no official word from the club. 
23 May 14:05   Still no official word from United on Van Gaal, but it appears a done deal. 
23 May 14:04   Van Gaal has won 51% of his league matches in charge of United. That places him third on the all-time list of United managers ...
23 May 14:02   Van Gaal has been inside United's Carrington training ground since around 08:45 this morning ...
23 May 13:59  
23 May 13:58  

It's quite clear that the majority of Manchester United supporters on Twitter would be happy to see Van Gaal go. 

Very little support for the manager out there in the Twittersphere ...

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We're also not sure what a Van Gaal sacking will mean for assistant manager Ryan Giggs. 

Hopefully we'll know more soon. We'll bring you the latest in just a few minutes ...

23 May 13:49   Just a little more than 10 minutes remain until Manchester United are expected to confirm Louis van Gaal's departure from the club ...
23 May 13:41  
23 May 13:32   Hehehe ...
23 May 13:29   Reports also suggesting that Van Gaal stands to receive a £5 million fee as compensation ...
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23 May 13:21  

Just two days ago Manchester United won their first piece of silverware since the Ferguson era when they lifted the FA Cup.

That doesn't seem to be enough.

United finished the league in 5th place this season and will not play in next season's Champions League. 

23 May 13:15   Harsh ...
23 May 13:14  

Reports are suggesting that Van Gaal has been sacked as Manchester United manager and that Jose Mourinho will be named as his replacement. 

We're not sure whether or not Mourinho will be named as the new manager today, or if the 2 pm statement will simply inform us that Van Gaal is out. 

23 May 13:08  

Welcome to our LIVE UPDATES of this afternoon's Manchester United press conference where the club is expected to provide clarity on the future of manager Louis van Gaal.

The club is expected to release a statement at 14:00 (SA time) and we'll bring the news to you as it happens. 

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