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United part company with Moyes

SoccerNews in English Premier League 22 Apr 2014


Manchester United have parted company with manager David Moyes.

United confirmed on their official Twitter account on Tuesday that the Scot has left the club after less than a year in charge.

“The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role,” a further tweet read.

Moyes, whose appointment on a six-year contract as Alex Ferguson’s successor was announced last May, endured a disastrous reign at Old Trafford.

United’s defence of their Premier League title has been meek, with the club losing 11 of their 34 top-flight games so far this season to languish in seventh place – some 23 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.

And Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Moyes’ former club Everton – which ensured the Old Trafford outfit cannot qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League – proved the final straw for the United hierarchy.

United will end the campaign without any major silverware, having been knocked out in the Champions League quarter-finals, FA Cup third round and League Cup semi-finals by Bayern Munich, Swansea City and Sunderland respectively.

Following Ferguson – who won 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions Leagues in a trophy-laden 27-year reign – was always going to be a tough ask.

And Moyes’ struggles were not limited to on-pitch matters, as the Scot’s forays into the transfer market also proved to be mixed at best.

The 50-year-old broke United’s transfer record by signing Spain international Juan Mata from Chelsea for £37.1million in January, but his £27.5m capture of Marouane Fellaini from Everton last September has attracted widespread criticism.



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