MOYES: The End of the Road

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A dejected David Moyes Manager of Manchester United 

On This Day In 2014, Manchester United confirmed the sacking of manager David William Moyes. This was coming just three to his 51st birthday. The Scot was in charge of the Red Devils for 10 months, the third-shortest managerial stint in United history and the shortest in 82 years.

As at the time of his sacking, United were seventh in the Premier League table, 13 points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with four matches remaining, ensuring United would fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1995 and finish outside of the top three for the first time in Premier League history. Moyes had won five points from a possible 24 against Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Arsenal (the top four at the time of sacking). He was replaced in the interim by long-serving player Ryan Giggs and permanently by Louis van Gaal Moyes was awarded £5 million in compensation following the sacking.

During his time with the Old Trafford outfit, he 51 games(won 27, Draw 9 and lost 15) and won the 2013 FA Community Shield trophy in what was the Red Devils worst season in 25 years.

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