David Moyes 'proud' of Manchester United tenure despite being sacked

David Moyes moved from Everton to succeed Ferguson at the Old Trafford helm last July, but the season quickly became a nightmare as the team slumped to a series of embarrassing defeats. He was sacked by the club on Tuesday.

updated: April 23, 2014 20:12 IST
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Manchester: David Moyes spoke out on Wednesday for the first time since his sacking as Manchester United manager, saying he understood fans' frustration after his ill-fated 10-month spell in charge at Old Trafford.

"During this period of transition, performances and results have not been what Manchester United and its fans are used to or expect, and I both understand and share their frustration," the 50-year-old Scot said in a statement. (Also read: Ryan Giggs replaces David Moyes as interim manager at Manchester United)

"I have always believed that a manager never stops learning during his career, and I know I will take invaluable experience from my time as United's manager.

"I remain proud to have led the team to the quarter-finals of this year's Champions League and I remain grateful to Sir Alex Ferguson for believing in my ability and giving me the chance to manage Manchester United."

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