Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014

The League Managers' Association has criticised Manchester United for the nature in which they handled David Moyes' dismissal.

Moyes was shown the door yesterday morning, however stories had already leaked suggesting he would be sacked long before he was informed himself.

The club came under intense pressure to provide an answer to the speculation on Monday, as it stepped up a gear, but refused to offer any comment, before eventually sacking Moyes yesterday.

The LMA said in a statement carried by the BBC: "Throughout his time at United, David, as he always does, has conducted himself with integrity and professionalism, values that he believes in and that have been strongly associated with the club and its rich tradition.


"It is therefore sad to see the end of David's tenure at United being handled in an unprofessional manner."

Moyes took over at Old Trafford less than ten months ago, leaving his post as Everton manager to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson.

He presided over a poor campaign however, with the Red Devils sitting seventh in the Premier League at present.

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