Friday, 25th April, 2014

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis believes that the manner of David Moyes’ departure from Manchester United leaves a bitter taste in the mouth and feels that the Red Devils’ aura of stability has been washed away in the last few days.

Manchester United sacked Moyes on Tuesday, but the news of his imminent departure was leaked on Monday, before the former Everton boss had been officially informed.

“Personally I'm really disappointed for David. I think David deserved longer. The way it was handled as well was disappointing,” the former Stoke manager said in a press conference this morning.

Pulis believes that the whole saga could have been handle in a much more professional way and feels that Manchester United’s stature as a club that value stability has been washed away this week.


“Manchester United for the past 26 years under Sir Alex [Ferguson] have been beacon of stability of a football club and how it should be run.

"I think a lot of that has been washed away in recent days in the way they've handled this situation.”

Moyes was sacked by the Manchester United board for continued failures on the pitch that have seen the team drop down to seventh in the league this season, this after they won the Premier League last season.

Ryan Giggs has taken over from Moyes as the interim manager at Manchester United as the board continue their search for the next permanent manager who will be installed before the start of the next season.

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