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Barton: Moyes 'back-doored' by senior players at Manchester United

Joey Barton believes senior players at the club have eased David Moyes out the back door.

Manchester United sacked David Moyes on Tuesday after less than a year in the hot-seat as ‘the chosen one’.

After leading the club to their worst ever Premier League campaign the drop off from last term was simply too much for the United board and the Glazer’s who - in rather messy fashion - sacked him.

They have now appointed club legend Ryan Giggs as the interim boss with a few friends - namely Paul Scholes, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt - all ready to help him.

Today he conducted his first ever press conference as the Manchester United boss - and opened by thanking David Moyes - before swiftly moving on to other business:

“I'd like to say how proud I am to be managing for the remaining four games. The club I've supported all my life and been associated with for 25-26 years. It's probably the proudest moment of my career and one I'm going to enjoy for the last two-and-a-half weeks of the season. I want to bring smiles back to the faces of the fans…It's been a frustrating season and we want to end the season on a high.”

For ex-Manchester City star and opinionated footballer extraordinaire the presser gave away some interesting clues to the club under Moyes - suggesting that senior players were never truly behind the new boss.

The QPR midfielder posted on Twitter:

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