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Manchester United Says Decision To Sack David Moyes Was Made Late Monday Night

04 / 25 / 14

ManU claimed that "the decision to sack David Moyes was not made until 'late' Monday night," according to Simon Rice of the London INDEPENDENT. The club also denies "the dismissal of the Scot was handled unprofessionally." The news that Moyes "was to be relieved of his duties after less than 10 mont...

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