Tottenham legend disappointed with United for sacking "excellent" Moyes

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United States manager and Tottenham hero Jurgen Klinsmann has voiced his disappointed at the sacking of boss David Moyes.

The United manager lasted just ten months at Old Trafford, losing his job on Tuesday morning after a dismal season which has seen the Red Devils slide from Premier League champions to seventh placed also-rans, fighting tooth and nail to snare a Europa League place.

Many people have had their say on the Moyes situation, after the former Everton boss was sacked after such a short stint in charge at United, and former Bayern Munich manager Jurgen Klinsmann says he is disappointed as he believes Moyes is an outstanding manager.

"It's very difficult to judge from the outside; every environment has so much going on on the inside, you can never really find the right reasons, but my emotional reaction is a big disappointment. David Moyes, who I met throughout many years, is an excellent and absolutely outstanding coach," said Klinsmann.

"Just from the outside, looking at it, I think that he needed just more time, and now pulling the plug where everything is lost already doesn't really make sense to me. It's a year of rebuilding, they wanted a change and change takes time. David Moyes was not given a couple of outstanding, big transfers at the beginning of the year to make things happen right away. He had to go with the old squad and then slowly modify things."

"He didn't have Robin van Persie for part of the season because of injury, so he did the best he could do based on the squad he had," added Klinsmann, who will be managing at the World Cup this summer with the United States whilst Moyes seeks to get back into work with a new club.

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