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Sir Alex Ferguson claims he had nothing to do with Moyes's sacking

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Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he had played no part in the sacking of David Moyes. 

Moyes, who endured a torrid time at the helm of Old Trafford, was sacked unceremoniously by the United hierarchy before the completion of the 2013-14 Premier League season, only to be replaced by Ryan Giggs. 

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The Scotsman was shown the door in April of this year and Ferguson insists that he found out Moyes had been sacked by reading a newspaper while in Aberdeen on Monday, April 21. 

Ferguson's statement

"I was in Aberdeen as the events unfolded," he recalls, in an updated version of his autobiography, according to the Daily Mail.

"On the Monday, I was flying back to Manchester and sitting next to me was a lad with a newspaper that ran: 'David Moyes to be sacked'."

Ferguson admits that he was 'confused' and didn't know how to react to the news. 

"I was unsure what was happening at that exact moment," he said.

"I spoke to [chief executive] Ed Woodward when I got back and established a final decision had been made."

Moyes was deemed to be the 'Chosen One' by Manchester United fans after being personally picked up by Ferguson to carry on his legacy. When asked about the future of Moyes as a football manager, Ferguson says the former Everton manager has 'plenty going for him'.

"On his record it will show that he was selected to be manager of Manchester United, which is a rare occurrence," he said.

United numbers

As dismal and deplorable Moyes's record as a United manager is, he still achieved a remarkable feat of having a better record than Sir Matt Busby; the former boss who was famous for surviving the Munich Air Disaster in 1958 and then winning United's first European Cup a decade later in 1968.

Moyes' win ratio of 52.94 was bettered only by Ferguson’s 59.67. Whereas Sir Matt Busby recorded a win rate of just 50.45 during his reign.

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Manchester United
David Moyes
Premier League
Alex Ferguson
Louis van Gaal
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