David Moyes’ short-lived reign at Manchester United is over.
The club confirmed this morning that Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor had “left the club” after less than a season in charge.
Moyes endured a miserable time in charge, with Sunday’s 2-0 loss at his former club Everton the latest setback.
BREAKING: Manchester United announces that David Moyes has left the club. (part 1 of 2) #mufc— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 22, 2014
BREAKING: The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role. (part 2 of 2)— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 22, 2014
It is understood Moyes was sacked by vice-chairman Ed Woodward during a meeting at the club's Carrington training ground this morning shortly after 8am.
The club had previously backed their manager despite a series of dreadful results, but Sunday’s defeat at Goodison Park proved one too many.
With a £150million spending spree planned for the summer the club’s owners, the Glazer family, wanted to make sure they had the right man at the helm to bring success back to Old Trafford.
A statement from the club, released at 8:30am, read: “Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the club.
“The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role.”
Here, we look at 10 of the results which may have cost him his job.
September 22, Man City 4 Man Utd 1, Barclays Premier League
United were swept away in emphatic fashion as City ruthlessly exposed a gulf in class between the two teams. The hosts led 2-0 at half-time thanks to Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero, before two more inside five minutes of the restart all but sealed victory for Manuel Pellegrini’s men. A late consolation from Wayne Rooney did little to comfort United.
September 28, Man Utd 1 West Brom 2, Barclays Premier League
A superb Morgan Amalfitano run and chip had United rattled before Rooney’s free-kick found the back of Boaz Myhill’s net. Youngster Saido Berahino struck after 67 minutes to give the Baggies their first win at Old Trafford since 1978 - and ensure a worst start to a league campaign in 24 years for United.
December 7, Man Utd 0 Newcastle 1, Barclays Premier League
United suffered their second home defeat in four days as Yohan Cabaye secured victory for the visitors – their first at Old Trafford since 1972. The previous game had seen Moyes’ old team Everton come back to haunt him with a 1-0 win, courtesy of Bryan Oviedo’s late strike.
January 5, Man Utd 1 Swansea 2, FA Cup third round
This one appeared to be heading to a replay until a Wilfried Bony header after 90 minutes gave Swansea their first ever win at Old Trafford. It was United’s second defeat in four days after Tottenham had beaten them 2-1 in the Premier League. Fabio’s red card for a reckless challenge on Jose Canas capped another bad day.
January 19, Chelsea 3 Man Utd 1, Barclays Premier League
Defeat at Stamford Bridge all but ended United’s Premier League title hopes, leaving them 14 points off pacesetters Arsenal. Captain Nemanja Vidic was sent off for a high lunge on Eden Hazard.
January 22, Man Utd 2 Sunderland 1 (aggregate 3-3, Sunderland win 2-1 on penalties) Capital One Cup
United’s season of woe hit new depths as they were knocked out by relegation-haunted Sunderland. Sunderland edged a terrible penalty shoot-out, scoring two of the three spot-kicks converted.
March 16, Man Utd 0 Liverpool 3, Barclays Premier League
Liverpool completed the double over United for the fourth time in the Premier League. Steven Gerrard scored two penalties and missed a third, and Luis Suarez scored late on for a team who finished 28 points behind the champions in 2012-13.
March 25, Man Utd 0 Man City 3, Barclays Premier League
United were overwhelmed by their local neighbours from the moment Edin Dzeko put the visitors in front inside the first minute. City registered further goals from Dzeko and Toure. Defeat effectively ended United’s hopes of a late Champions League surge and left them in danger of missing out on the top six altogether.
April 9, Bayern Munich 3 Man Utd 1 (Bayern win 4-2 on aggregate) Champions League
United took the lead at the Allianz Arena through Patrice Evra’s stunning strike. But the advantage lasted just 22 seconds as Mario Mandzukic levelled and goals from Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben settled the tie.
April 20, Everton 2 Man Utd 0, Barclays Premier League
Moyes was booed on his return to Goodison Park and his players did little to improve his mood, producing an abject display as goals from Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas ended the visitors’ hopes of Champions League qualification.