Phil Neville opens up on David Moyes’s dismissal by Manchester United

David Moyes

Phil Neville was not impressed with the manner in which David Moyes was sacked by Manchester United in April.

Phil Neville believes that Manchester United should have handled the dismissal of David Moyes better.

Moyes was sacked as the United manager in April following the confirmation that the Red Devils will not finish in the top four of the Premier League last season.

The Scot succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson as the Manchester outfit’s boss in the summer of 2013 and could not even last a year in the job.

Neville, who was a first-team coach during the time, has now opened up on his emotions following the announcement of Moyes’s departure.

“My worst day in football,” Neville told The Daily Mail. “Terrible. I’m not sure I was shocked, so much, by the dismissal. I was just shocked by the way it was handled.

“Anyone can get sacked in football. But I was shocked by the way they did it; hearing about it the day before. The media seemed to hear before the manager and the staff.

“This was Man United. This was a club that, for me, did things the right way. I just thought we didn’t do it the right way. We could have handled it the way the club has handled big decisions in the past."

Neville does have a point, but then again there were very few who did not foresee Moyes’s sacking.

But that’s all in the past now. Moyes in currently charge of Spanish club Real Sociedad and United are doing relatively well under Louis van Gaal.

It was best that Moyes and United parted company last season.

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