Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says it is "a pity" that David Moyes has been sacked so early into his United career. Pellegrini said: "I think he is a very good manager, that is why Manchester United chose him to continue the work that Sir Alex Ferguson did for so many years. But I don't know the reasons they have.

"It is always not good for the club to sack a manager who has a contract who is just starting his work - and very difficult work after Alex Ferguson and a contract for six years."

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