The Scot was working on potential summer transfers on Easter Monday when reports emerged that he was about to be released at Old Trafford
The general consensus is that David Moyes has been treated badly by Manchester United, despite a significant pay-off following the Red Devils’ decision to relieve the Scot of his managerial duties.
It appears that the 50-year-old was working on potential summer signings when the news broke that he was going to be sacked by Manchester United, with Moyes getting confirmation early on Tuesday morning.
According to the Daily Mirror, Moyes was “furious and disgusted” by the handling of the situation, with his 348-day reign being ended by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward who did not hint that the end was nigh.
Indeed, it appears that the Scot was looking to lodge a £27 million bid for Luke Shaw in the coming weeks, with Moyes having attended Saturday’s match between Aston Villa and Southampton to watch the England left-back.
Gary Neville has spoken of his disgust at the sacking. “The last 15, 16 hours or however long it’s been, I don’t like it, it’s not the way in which the club should portray itself,” the former right-back, who won eight Premier League titles with United, told Sky Sports News.
“But it’s the modern world, it’s how things seem to be dealt with now, but I’m a traditionalist and I think it could have been dealt with a whole lot better. I believe in managers being given time, I think they should be allowed to complete their work. The idea of giving people three- and four- and six-year contracts and then getting rid of them after 10 months is something that’s foreign to me.
“However, there’s no disguising that the football this season has been poor, the results have been poor. As a fan I’ve not enjoyed watching it – I’m sure David Moyes himself hasn’t enjoyed watching it. And I can’t think many Manchester United fans will have enjoyed watching it either.
“The performances have sort of got worse and worse. There was a little bit of a pick-up before Christmas when you thought there might be a bit of a run but in the last month or two the performances have sort of deteriorated really.”