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Football: Sacked Moyes 'proud' of Man United tenure, union slams manner of dismissal

Published on Apr 23, 2014 11:26 PM
 
David Moyes declared on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, that he was "proud" to have managed Manchester United, but said that he understood the "frustration" that had led to his dismissal. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - David Moyes declared on Wednesday that he was "proud" to have managed Manchester United, but said that he understood the "frustration" that had led to his dismissal.

Moyes, 50, was sacked by United on Tuesday after a dismal 10-month tenure in which the reigning champions slumped to seventh place in the Premier League, denying them a place in next season's Champions League.

"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," he said in a statement released by the League Managers' Association (LMA).

"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.

 
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