Man Utd: 'Moyes' departure was handled professionally'

Manchester United says it does not accept the departure of David Moyes was handled in an unprofessional manner.

David Moyes was sacked as Manchester United manager on Tuesday. Credit: Press Association

In a statement, the club said: "We do not accept that it was handled in an unprofessional manner. The decision was not taken until late Monday night and was communicated face-to-face first thing on Tuesday morning.

"When reports started emerging on internet news sites on Monday afternoon, no decision had been taken at that time."

The statement follows chief executive of the League Managers' Association, Richard Bevan's comments in which he said many media outlets reported Moyes' departure before the manager had spoken to the club.

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Man Utd deny Moyes' sacking handled unprofessionally

Manchester United have denied the departure of David Moyes was handled in an unprofessional manner. Richard Bevan of the League Managers Association said it was wrong for newspapers to have reported the news before it was officially announced.