Date
18 December 2017
David Moyes is the shortest-serving manager of Manchester United in 82 years. Photo: AFP
David Moyes is the shortest-serving manager of Manchester United in 82 years. Photo: AFP

Why Sir Alex was wrong about David Moyes

Sir Alex Ferguson, the legendary English football manager, is a good judge of talent, especially the people he works with.

But with David Moyes, his handpicked successor at Manchester United FC, he was a little off.  

On Tuesday, the English Premier League champions fired Moyes after just 10 months at the helm of the country’s most successful franchise.

Moyes was signed to a six-year contract after Ferguson retired last year. His sacking makes him the shortest-serving manager of Manchester United in 82 years. 

The 50-year-old Scot led Manchester United to 51 games, pulling down 27 wins, nine draws and 15 losses, a winning percentage of 52.9 percent.

That’s not enough for a club used to dominating their opponents. 

In fact, United have all but lost hope of qualifying for the Champions League next season, the first time they will be out of Europe’s elite competition in 18 years.

Instead, they are languishing in seventh place in the domestic league table after losing 2-0 to Everton during the weekend.

Veteran Ryan Giggs will become caretaker manager for the rest of the season.

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