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Moyes will always be 'incredibly proud' of having managed Manchester United

After being sacked yesterday, the ex Manchester United manager has spoken out.

David Moyes.
David Moyes.
Image: Martin Rickett

DAVID MOYES INSISTS he will always be ‘incredibly proud’ of having managed Manchester United and that he will take ‘invaluable experience’ from his time with the club.

In a statement released today through the League Manager’s Association, Moyes has spoken out in the wake of being sacked from his role at Old Trafford yesterday.

Moyes thanked his coaching staff and the fans for their help during this time at the helm but significantly did not reference the Manchester United players.

He also added that he is grateful to Alex Ferguson for giving him the chance to take the reins of the club.

The statement in full reads:

“To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud.

“Taking charge after such a long period of continuous stability and success at the club was inevitably going to be a significant challenge, but it was one which I relished and never had a second thought about taking on.

“The scale of the manager’s job at United is immense, but I have never stepped away from hard work and the same applies to my coaching staff. I thank them for their dedication and loyalty throughout the last season.

“We were fully focused and committed to the process of the fundamental rebuilding that is required for the senior squad. This had to be achieved whilst delivering positive results in the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League.

“However, during this period of transition, performances and results have not been what Manchester United and its fans are used to or expect, and I both understand and share their frustration.

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Quarter Final - Second Leg - Bayern Munich v Manchester United - Allianz Arena David Moyes after the Champions League exit against Bayern Munich. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

“In my short time at the club I have learnt what special places Old Trafford and Carrington are. I would like to thank the United staff for making me feel so welcome and part of the United family from my first day. And of course thank you to those fans who have supported me throughout the season. I wish you and the club all the best for the future.

“I have always believed that a manager never stops learning during his career and I know I will take invaluable experience from my time as United’s manager. I remain proud to have led the team to the quarter finals of this year’s Champions League and I remain grateful to Sir Alex Ferguson for believing in my ability and giving me the chance to manage Manchester United.”

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