Sir Alex Ferguson agrees to tell David Moyes story

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Sir Alex Ferguson is set to release an updated version of his autobiography 'My Autobiography' to include a new chapter about David Moyes' disastrous reign at Manchester United.

Moyes was hand-picked by Ferguson to become his successor after spending 11-years with Everton, leading them to stability in the Premier League top half with a shoestring budget. However, his lack of experience at the top level was quickly exposed.

Moyes lasted just 11-months in charge at Old Trafford and was sacked before the season even finished. Ryan Giggs was brought in to take charge of the last four games, with the reigning champions finally finishing in a dismal seventh place.

It was the first time in Premier League history the Red Devils had finished outside the top four and the first time in over two decades that the club did not qualify for Europe.

Sir Alex Ferguson's decision

The main crux of the story is the fact that Ferguson had chosen Moyes - he was 'The Chosen One' as the now-extinct banner once exclaimed. Having brought so much success to Manchester United during his days as manager, Ferguson was given the privilege of choosing his successor.

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As Manchester United tumbled down the league, Moyes started to come in for some criticism. As the situation reached feverpitch Ferguson was also targeted by fed up fans, who were left baffled by his decision to choose a manager with no experience at a top club.

New chapter

Louis van Gaal was eventually hired, bringing an end to one of the most turbulent periods in the club's history. Now Ferguson has agreed to detail his own visualisation of the events by updating his autobiography.

A statement of Manchester United's official website said the new book, to be released in October, would "offer reflections on events at Manchester United since (Ferguson’s) retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour around the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised."

Van Gaal hiring

It was believed that Ferguson played no part in the hiring of Van Gaal, instead taking an advisory role in proceedings. Having seen his first recommendation fail, Old Trafford bosses were keen to distance themselves from Ferguson, who bore the brunt of Moyes' failures because of his key role in his hiring.

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