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Pep Guardiola speaks out on Manchester Uniteds decision to sack Jose Mourinho

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Pep Guardiola insists Jose Mourinho will return (AMA/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola admits he is sad for Jose Mourinho after Manchester United decided to sack him.

United called time on Mourinhos reign on Tuesday with the 55-year-old informed of the decision by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the clubs training ground.

Mourinhos final game in charge was the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, which has left United 19 points behind Jurgen Klopps side and in serious danger of missing out on a place in next seasons Champions League.

Guardiola, however, has sent his best wishes to Mourinho and has hailed the Portugueses strong character.

I am always sad for the manager when that happens, Guardiola told Sky Sports.

Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United on Tuesday (Getty Images)

We are alone in that situation. I am close to all of the managers.

You are sacked when results are not good.

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He doesnt need me, he is so strong.

I wish him all the best and he will be back soon.

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