Moyes furious over manner of Man Utd sacking

David Moyes is furious over his sacking by Manchester United.
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David Moyes is furious over his sacking by Manchester United.

The Mirror says Moyes was left in the dark about his imminent departure on Monday, despite the news breaking on Twitter and subsequently flooding the internet.

The Scot, who was in charge at Old Trafford for only 348 days, is angry with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and other club officials, who did not keep him informed of his fate.

As the news frenzy became overwhelming, Moyes spoke to allies in the game in the afternoon and early evening of Monday and was confident he still had Woodward's support.

Moyes was seething when he heard from Woodward - and that was before discussions over his pay-off.

The 50-year-old called in Richard Bevan, head of the managers' union the LMA, to make sure United pay what is due to him, which may be a year’s money at around £5million.

Moyes is seen as having a strong sense of ethics, and refused to speak to Everton before they had sacked their then-boss Walter Smith.

Instead, then-Preston manager Moyes waited for Smith - a man he admired - to be told he was going before meeting Bill Kenwright.

 
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