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May 242016
 
Louis van Gaal was dismissed as Manchester United manager just two days after winning the FA Cup

Louis van Gaal was sacked as Manchester United boss because of the poor quality of football played this season.

The Dutchman said he was “very disappointed” not to continue his “intended three-year plan” after he was dismissed on Monday.

Van Gaal’s possession-based style of play – this season’s 49 goals is their lowest ever Premier League total – is the main reason for his departure.

Ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is expected to be named manager this week.

BBC Sport reported on Saturday that United’s FA Cup win over Crystal Palace would be Van Gaal’s last game as boss.

“I believe that the foundations are firmly in place to enable the club to move forward and achieve even greater success,” said the Dutchman, 64.