How David Moyes’ sacking unfolded over the past 24 hours

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After the inevitable news was confirmed from Manchester United on Tuesday, we look at how the news broke of David Moyes’ sacking across Bank Holiday Monday

Manchester United confirmed the inevitable early on Tuesday morning, as they revealed in a 33-word statement that manager David Moyes had left the club.

In what was the second high-profile exit from the Manchester United managerial post in the last twelve months, the clubs 2-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday proved the final straw in Moyes’ troublesome reign in charge.

The loss to Everton not only highlighted the poor tactical approach from United, or the size of the fall they have endured since August, but it almost felt normal, routine.

It was as if the result was not in any way a surprise and was comfortable for Everton as they still seek to land a Champions League place. This perhaps alarmed the hierarchy more than anything, as they took the decision to sack Moyes early Monday morning.

As Northern football correspondents for Britain’s national newspapers began to break the news on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon, all other news outlets and social media erupted at the speculation of a second Manchester United managerial departure in the space of a year.

We look back at how the news broke from Monday afternoon to confirmation from United on early Tuesday morning.

14:15 – Ian Ladyman tweets the news

Ian Ladyman, Northern Football Correspondent of the Daily Mail, tweeted at just gone 2pm saying that Moyes had been sacked.

14:32 –Mark Ogden joins in breaking the news

The Telegraph’s Northern football reporter Mark Ogden delivered this rather blunt statement about the future of David Moyes, shifting all focus from Monday’s Championship 3pm kick-offs. Ogden was the first to break the news of Sir Alex Ferguson's departure last May, and added increased credibility to the story.

14:38 – Manchester's biggest newspaper says they have contacted United

The Manchester Evening News sport desk tweeted five minutes later saying that United had refused to deny that Moyes has been sacked.

15:38 - The BBC delayed their coverage of the speculation

BBC Sport waited almost an hour and a half after the Daily Mail chose to release the story, but only to report that United had issued no comment on the rumours.

15:43 - Sky report that Moyes is still in charge at Old Trafford 

Sky say that United have confirmed David Moyes is still manager of the club, with another source statingthat he could learn his fate withing 24 hours.

19:41 - Follow-up stories

Mark Ogden had been hard at work throughout Monday afternoon, and even filed pieces on the mistakes Moyes made during his reign and that Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp should be instated as his replacement.

Tuesday - 08:30 – United sack Moyes

United tweeted that the situation was ‘breaking’ whilst only issuing 32-words in their public dismissal of David Moyes.

10:15 – United appoint Giggs

The club confirm Ryan Giggs will be in charge for the remainder of the season unitl a permanent manager is found.

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