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Manchester United Sacks Moyes; Club's Handling Of Situation Scrutinized

04 / 23 / 14

ManU sacked Manager David Moyes on Tuesday, "bringing a rapid end to a shortlived and unhappy reign," according to Blitz & Robinson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The club announced on its Twitter feed on Tuesday that Moyes had left the club, adding it “would like to place on record its thanks fo...

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