Former Manchester United defender Viv Anderson has slammed the sacking of David Moyes.
Anderson, at a bargain £250,000, was Sir Alex Ferguson's first signing at Old Trafford in 1987.
He tweeted: "This is what I've got to say about the sacking: Ridiculous! Totally ridiculous!! And this is what I've got to say about the way it was done, with leaks to the Press before Moyes had been informed: Appalling! Utterly appalling!!
"I think the Glazers reacted on impulse after the Everton defeat. It wasn't thought through - you can see that by the fact that no-one was lined up to take the job.
"I really thought they would stick with him and give him another season. But from a club that stuck by its decisions on appointments, even when the going got rough, they are now just as short-termish as most of the rest, with one or two honourable exceptions.
"I was there, as Sir Alex's first signing, when the going was really rough. But they stuck by him, and look at their reward over 20 years.
"We know the modern game is driven by money. Getting rid of Moyes doesn't prove it, because no proof was necessary. But it brings it home to you and lets you know that even the club you thought was different, special, is as base as all the rest."
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