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Revealed: The Real Reason Manchester United Sacked David Moyes Last Season

Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken out about the dismissal of David Moyes…

Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken out for the first time about the sacking of his replacement, David Moyes, who lasted less that a year in the job after taking over from the iconic Scotsman.

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Reports in the Daily Mail explain that Ferguson has updated his controversial autobiography, in which he insists he did not leave the club ‘antiquated’, branding that accusation as ‘bizarre’, and reveals his thoughts on Moyes’ disastrous reign.

Ferguson explains that the real reason Moyes was sacked was due to the style of football he employed being too slow. While he added that his choice as successor ‘hadn’t realised just how big United is as a club’.

Ferguson adds in the new edition, extracts of which were published on Tuesday, that Moyes went against United’s traditions by adopting a more conservative style of playing.

“The reason for playing at speed was that United players had been accustomed to operating that way,” Ferguson writes. “If the tempo slowed for any reason, I would be into them at half-time.

“‘This is not us,’ I would say. Playing with speed never hindered our results. It was our way: energy and determination in the last third of the pitch.”

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