Jose Mourinho leaves Man United after 2½ years

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, right, and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho seen prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Live...
Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho looks out from the bench prior a Group H Champions League soccer match between Valencia and Manchester United at...
Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho during the training session at the AON Training Complex in Manchester, England, Tuesday Dec. 11, 2018.  Man ...

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, right, and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho seen prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Live...

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho looks out from the bench prior a Group H Champions League soccer match between Valencia and Manchester United at...

Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho during the training session at the AON Training Complex in Manchester, England, Tuesday Dec. 11, 2018. Man ...

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United says Jose Mourinho has left the Premier League club with immediate effect.

The decision was announced Tuesday, two days after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool left United 19 points off the top of the Premier League after 17 games.

Mourinho lasted 2½ years at United and won two titles, the English League Cup and the Europa League in his first season.

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