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David Moyes cleared after wine bar assault claim

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes will face no action over an alleged altercation in a Lancashire wine bar, police have announced.

Moyes spoke to officers voluntarily after 23-year-old builder Josh Gillibrand claimed he was assaulted at the Emporium bar in Clitheroe in May.

David Moyes was sacked by Manchester United in April. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Witnesses reported Moyes, who had been sacked by Manchester United the previous month, was abused by a drunken group of young men shortly before he entered the bar.

Mr Gillibrand denied that he or his friend were involved.

Lancashire Police today confirmed no further action will be taken against any party.

Moyes: 'I'll be more knowledgeable' after time at United

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has said it was "unfortunate" he was not given more time at Old Trafford, but that he had learned some "invaluable lessons" during his tenure at the club.

Moyes was sacked in April when he was just 10 months into a six-year contract.

The 51-year-old said he had had some "very good" job offers since then, but may choose to take a break from working in football.

Moyes was a sacked after 10 months, despite having a six year contract. Credit: Press Association

He told the Sunday Post: "I believe I'll be a much wiser and more knowledgeable coach and manager from the short period I had at Old Trafford."

"But what I do know for sure is that I have moved on."

Moyes with old Preston friend at time of bar 'assault'

David Moyes worked with Derek Shaw while both men were at Preston North End. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire and Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is understood to have been out socialising with Blackburn Rovers managing director Derek Shaw at a Lancashire wine bar at the time of an incident in which Moyes is accused of assaulting a man.

Mr Shaw was on the board at Preston North End when Moyes began his managerial career at Deepdale before the Scotsman moved onto Everton.

A minor scuffle between Moyes, 51, and a 23-year-old man is alleged to have happened in the Emporium bar in Clitheroe town centre at about 10pm yesterday.


David Moyes statue unveiled at Liverpool's Anfield

Bookmakers Paddy Power have unveiled a statue of former Manchester United manager David Moyes for his "services to Liverpool Football Club" at the football grounds in Anfield.

It follows Manchester United's poor season, coupled with the Reds potential win. Moyes was sacked earlier this week, less than one season into the job.

A temporary statue of former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes is erected at Anfield Credit: PA
A temporary statue of Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes Credit: PA

Ryan Giggs to take charge of first Man Utd game

Ryan Giggs will take charge of Manchester United as manager for the first time today when the side face Norwich at Old Trafford at 5.30 pm.

Ryan Giggs became player/manager for Manchester United after David Moyes was sacked Credit: MICK TSIKAS/AAP/Press Association Images

Giggs said the encounter "is going to be a tough game, because they're fighting for their lives", but he wanted the players to enjoy themselves in their last four games of the season.

"I want to bring some positivity back, I want to put smiles on the faces," Giggs said.

"We've got three home games at Old Trafford where our form hasn't been great, and I want to see goals."

Moyes 'to be sacked': Probably not a case of 'if' but 'when'

File photo dated 23/10/2013 of Manchester United's manager David Moyes. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

We know now that it is probably not a case of if David Moyes will lose his job, but when.

We spoke to the club this afternoon and their exact words "he has not been sacked" - when they were asked about his long term future they wouldn't say anything further. This seems very telling, as there has been rumours about Moyes before and the club has been quick to close them down.

The reason for all of this [speculation] is because of Manchester United's defeat to Everton in the Premier League that meant they cannot qualify for the Champions League next season - the first time in 18 seasons that this has happened.

It seems that this is too much for a club of this stature to deal with.

You may ask: "Why hasn't there been an announcement already?"

The reason for this is business orientated: part of Manchester United is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the NYSE has been open today.

It closes around 9pm British Summer Time tonight and reopens tomorrow at 2.30pm. I expect an announcement between these hours about Moyes' future.

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