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Inger Shah's daughter tells Hillsborough Inquest her mum was brave and outspoken

Inger Shah Credit: ITV

The Hillsborough inquests heard from Becky Shah, the daughter of Inger Shah from Golders Green in London.

Inger was the youngest of three sisters, she grew up in Denmark and came to London in 1968.

Becky said: "My mum was very loving and caring. She was the best mum anyone could hope for. She always put us first even though she struggled at times."

"I viewed her as a friend, a very special friend that can never be replaced."Inger Shah spent her last Christmas with her family in Denmark.

"She was very family orientated. Keeping in touch with all her family and friends in Denmark was very important to her."

"She was cheerful and had a good sense of humour. My mum and I could laugh for hours and I miss that very much."

"She had a strong sense of fairness and believed in social justice and human rights."

Becky said that although her mother was very small, she was brave and outspoken - even standing up to a group of youths who were racially abusing her daughter.

She enjoyed reading and music, being a fan of the Beatles and Rolling Stones."I have fond memories of her singing and dancing as she was getting on with the housework."

"We would always watch football on television together and this is how we became supporters of Liverpool. Danish tv would only show two teams - Leeds United and Liverpool."

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League Managers' Association 'very disappointed' at manner of Moyes' sacking by Manchester United

Moyes - rumours in the media before sacking

Richard Bevan, CEO of the League Managers' Association, said: 'The LMA is very disappointed with the nature of David's departure from Manchester United and to read extensive reports in the press, confirming David's sacking, before David himself had been spoken to officially by the club.

Throughout his time at United, David, as he always does, has conducted himself with integrity and professionalism, values that he believes in and that have been strongly associated with the club and its rich tradition.

It is therefore sad to see the end of David's tenure at United being handled in an unprofessional manner.

David is one of the most talented, knowledgeable and dedicated managers in British Football.

Strong words: Richard Bevan, chief executive of the LMA Credit: PA Pictures

He has a wealth of experience accumulated in a management career that started when he was 35 and already spans 16 years, with over 800 games in the professional game.

David is a three-time winner of the LMA Manager of the Year Award, and without a doubt, he has a significant future in front of him in football management.

He is passionate about the game and I know he possesses the drive and resilience to learn from this chapter of his career and move on to a new challenge in the game.'

Hillsborough victim Peter McDonell gave coats to homeless people

Peter McDonnell Credit: ITV

Peter McDonnell's teachers told his family he was good with his hands.

Peter's sister Evelyn Mills said "This was evident at home as he regularly took things to bits and put them back together... Even until the day he died he was still taking things apart.

There is still a Walkman that remains in pieces at our home."

Mr McDonnell achieved a City and Guilds Foundation at Old Swan Technical College and completed a youth training scheme at Riverdale College in bricklaying, plastering, tiling and joinery.

He worked for several builders and travelled to South Wales to gain building experience with his uncle.He was inspired to have his own business and wanted his own van.

His mother said: "I gave him an IOU towards driving lessons for his 21st birthday present. He never got to use it."

"As work dried up during the recession, he made his way to London to try to find employment. He got very homesick and would return home to visit."

On one such visit, she explained how he had seen homeless people sleeping in Euston station. He returned with several coats to give to them.

At the time of his death he had just secured a contract with a building firm.

"Peter was an outgoing, fun-loving person who always had a lot of friends... He was always lively and full of fun. He made everyone laugh.

"He was loved and he is severely missed."

David Moyes' full statement after his sacking by Manchester United

David Moyes - full statement Credit: PA Pictures

'To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud.

Taking charge after such a long period of continuous stability and success at the club was inevitably going to be a significant challenge, but it was one which I relished and never had a second thought about taking on.

The scale of the manager’s job at United is immense, but I have never stepped away from hard work and the same applies to my coaching staff. I thank them for their dedication and loyalty throughout the last season.

David Moyes - was focused on 'rebuilding' Credit: PA Pictures

We were fully focused and committed to the process of the fundamental rebuilding that is required for the senior squad. This had to be achieved whilst delivering positive results in the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League.

However, during this period of transition, performances and results have not been what Manchester United and its fans are used to or expect, and I both understand and share their frustration.

Moyes says he is grateful to Sir Alex Ferguson Credit: PA Pictures

In my short time at the club I have learnt what special places Old Trafford and Carrington are. I would like to thank the United staff for making me feel so welcome and part of the United family from my first day.

And of course thank you to those fans who have supported me throughout the season. I wish you and the club all the best for the future.

I remain proud to have led the team to the quarter finals of this year's Champions League and I remain grateful to Sir Alex Ferguson for believing in my ability and giving me the chance to manage Manchester United.

I have always believed that a manager never stops learning during his career and I know I will take invaluable experience from my time as United's manager.'

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Peter McDonnell still known by family as "our baby"

Peter McDonnell Credit: ITV

The inquests heard the pen portrait of 21 year old Peter McDonnell from Liverpool from his sister Evelyn Mills.

Peter was the youngest of four children.

"He was still fondly known as Our Baby even when he died."

"As the baby of the family he was spoilt by our parents and our siblings.

He would fall asleep on the couch and get carried to bed because he didn’t like to be on his own."

An inquisitive child, the court heard how Peter spent many weekends learning about dinosaurs and fossils at Liverpool museum.

He found his interest for sport at school, playing for the school football team.

Peter went to watch his first Liverpool game with his cousin John Cooper who was a steward at Anfield.

However, he had supported Everton until he was 11 when he changed teams because of his brother Gerry.

He continued to watch both teams play, with a friend who continued to support Everton.

Statement from sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes

Sacked - David Moyes Credit: PA Pictures

'To be appointed as manager of Manchester United...was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud'

'The scale of the manager’s job at United is immense, but I have never stepped away from hard work'

"I thank them (coaching staff) for their dedication and loyalty throughout the last season. I remain proud to have led the team to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and I remain grateful to Sir Alex Ferguson."

'Performances and results have not been what Man United and its fans are used to or expect, and I both understand and share their frustration.'

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes joins Ryan Giggs' coaching staff at Old Trafford

Old Boys' act - Paul Scholes Credit: PA Pictures

Paul Scholes has been added to Ryan Giggs' backroom staff at Manchester United.

Giggs was appointed United interim manager following the sacking of David Moyes on Tuesday.

The Welshman installed Nicky Butt and Phil Neville as first-team coaches, and it has now emerged that Scholes has returned to the club to assist his former team-mate.

"It's great to see Paul Scholes here at the Aon Training Complex today, assisting Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville," read a post on Manchester United's official Twitter feed.

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