Jose Mourinho exits Man United after 2.5 years

FILE – Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho walks from the pitch after the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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

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