Manchester United players knew David Moyes was a dead man walking last week.

The Mirror says United players were telling friends they were adamant that their manager would be 'sacked within days' on the eve of the 2-0 loss at Everton, having heard of significant developments within the Old Trafford hierarchy.

There are also suggestions from sources close to the United dressing-room that Moyes may have already known that the Glazer family had decided to axe him before the game at Goodison, but was determined to face the fury of the supporters of the club he quit for United before he departed.

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