David Moyes sacked by Manchester United - another of 2014's top moments

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The 2014 top sporting moment will be announced on New Year's Eve, but today we look at another highlight from what has been a fantastic year of action.

At number 15, it's David Moyes' sacking following a dismal reign in charge of Manchester United, after being selected as 'The Chosen One' to replace Sir Alex Ferguson only 10 months earlier.

After a short period of United fans wondering who would replace their legendary manager, it was confirmed, and with Ferguson's blessing, that Everton boss David Moyes would be the 'special' replacement.


Moyes had been a top manager for the Toffees throughout his 11-year reign, supplying Everton with a solid backbone within the top half of the Premier League, along with a very talented squad of players.

But an opportunity like this could not be ignored could it? And so Moyes informed the club he would be leaving to succeed Ferguson at Manchester United.


The United faithful welcomed Moyes with open arms, displaying a banner reading 'CHOSEN ONE' in the Stretford End. 

A similar reign to that of Ferguson's was the dream for many United fans, and with the stability that Moyes created at Everton, it seemed he was the perfect man for the job. 

After elimination from all competitions though, as well as United being in line for their worst ever finish in the Premier League, the United fans soon turned on Moyes.

The fans organised for a plane to be flew over Old Trafford during the home match with Aston Villa, carrying a message which read: 'WRONG ONE - MOYES OUT'.

The Scot was sacked in April this year after only ten months in charge and has recently landed himself a somewhat lower key role, in charge of Spanish side, Real Sociedad. 


Club legend Ryan Giggs was the man selected to replace Moyes at the helm for the remainder of the campaign, although he had not yet retired at the time. 

Giggs managed to secure seven points from the final four games of the season, but United could only manage to finish seventh, their worst ever Premier League finish.

The 41-year-old did hang up his boots in May, to focus on his new role, as Louis Van Gaal's assistant manager of United.

GMS Moments so far...

16. LeBron James confirms sensational Cleveland Cavaliers return
17. Seattle Seahawks blow out Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII
19. Robin van Persie's remarkable header against Spain
20. Michael Sam comes out and gets drafted by Rams
21. Andy Murray crashes out of Wimbledon
22. James Rodriguez won our hearts and the golden boot with this moment
23. Peyton Manning breaks Brett Favre's Touchdown record
24. Richard Sherman's outburst live on TV
25. Chelsea rout Arsenal 6-0
26. Ashes whitewash and Kevin Pietersen sacking
27. San Francisco Giants win the World Series
28. Angel di Maria signs for Manchester United
29. Wayne Rooney named England captain
30. Bradley Wiggins wins the world title

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