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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."

More: Man Utd deny Moyes' sacking handled unprofessionally

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.

Read: Moyes investigated over alleged assault of man in wine bar

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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
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.

Read: Ryan Giggs thanks David Moyes after 'whirlwind week'

"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."

Ryan Giggs: 'I've just given myself a five-year contract'

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

by Richard Pallot - ITV News Reporter
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.

More: Manchester United 'refuse to deny' Moyes rumours

Manchester United 'refuse to deny' Moyes rumours

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that Manchester United have "refused to deny" reports that David Moyes is to be sacked as manager.

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BREAKING: Manchester United refuse to deny reports that David Moyes is to be sacked as manager. More soon

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Stars on Twitter discuss the 'Moyes out' banner

Some stars have taken to Twitter to show their disappointment and to show their support for the banners that have flown over Old Trafford today.

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I must say, I think the Moyes banner exercise lacks class, and is unbefitting of a club of Manchester United's stature.

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Moyes has made sure the plane flying over Old Trafford will be piloted by Tom Cleverley so it should miss by a mile #MUFC

Read more: 'Moyes out' and 'Fergie back' banners fly over Old Trafford

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