Football: Manchester United sack manager Moyes after poor spell at Old Trafford

LONDON - David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United with immediate effect, the English football club tweeted on Tuesday.

Chief executive Ed Woodward arrived at Carrington at 8am on Tuesday to inform the Scot face-to-face of the news.

Moyes had already been informed of his fate and thanked the club staff at the training complex in anticipation of his departure.

It emerged on Monday that United's owners, the Glazer family, had lost patience with Moyes after a dismal season that has seen the reigning Premier League champions slump to seventh in the table.

The final straw was Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Everton, their 11th in the Premier League this season, and a result that left the title holders 13 points off the Champions League places.