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Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson last summer on a six-year contract, but he has been relieved of his duties after Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to former club Everton, which left the club unable to qualify for the Champions League.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the club.
“The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role.”
ESPN FC had reported last month that Moyes had lost the faith of key boardroom figures and his position was under serious threat.
On Monday afternoon, news of Moyes’ impending departure broke, and although United insisted the Scot had “definitely” not been sacked, the club did not deny the stories that his exit was imminent.
Following the news, Sean Bones, vice-chair at Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST), told Sky Sports News that he felt the situation had been handled badly, saying: “This has been done without class and dignity. It’s wrong to brief journalists the day before.”
United will finish the campaign with their lowest-ever Premier League points total, having lost 11 of their 34 games so far.
Source: ESPN FC