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Sir Alex Ferguson calls Manchester United's handling of David Moyes sacking as "upsetting"

25 Apr 2014, 21:28 IST

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Sir Alex Ferguson has broken his silence over the dismissal of David Moyes as Manchester United boss earlier in the week and called the club’s handling of the issue “upsetting”.

Ferguson had handpicked Moyes as his successor after he chose to retire following 26 years in charge of Manchester United.

Although Moyes was given a six year contract last summer, he was given the sack by Manchester United after just 348 days in charge after the reigning Premier League champions were assured of not finishing in the top 4 of the Premier League.

A 0-2 defeat to Moyes’ former club Everton appears to have been the final nail in the coffin for Moyes with reports of a sacking emerging in the papers just 24 hours after the loss to the Merseyside club.

That it the aspect which has reportedly miffed Sir Alex with the Scot admitting that it was not right that the news started doing the rounds in the papers before Moyes had been informed personally by club executive Ed Woodward.

Speaking at a charity lunch in Manchester on Thursday, Ferguson was quoted as saying: “It’s upsetting the way it came out.”

Club legend Ryan Giggs has been handed the reins on a temporary basis till the end of the season with the club making no announcement as yet regarding a long term successor to Moyes.

Manchester United take on Norwich City in the Premier League tomorrow at Old Trafford.

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