Moyes tries to talk to Wayne Rooney during his time at Old Trafford. Photo by the Guardian
Former Manchester United Coach David Moyes has finally broken his silence after being fired by the team. However he made no mention of his now former players. In a statement released via the League Managers Association, the 50-year old Scottish football manager expressed his gratitude towards sir Alex Ferguson, his predecessor at Manchester United, the staff and the fans of the team for all the support they offered to him.
Moyes did not mention the Manchester United players that he worked so closely with for almost a year. The players have also remained tight lipped on the matter.
Moyes was sacked as Manchester united coach on Tuesday Morning and was replaced by Ryan Giggs as interim manager,
He said in a statement:
“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.|
Moyes said he felt proud to have taken the team to the Champions League quarter-finals but that he understood fans’ frustrations at the overall results.
“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.”
Giggs is expected to take charge of United’s final four games but the 40-year-old is understood not to be in the running to be the club’s next full-time manager.