'I cried when ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes was sacked'


An ex-Manchester United star has revealed that he cried when one of his former managers was sacked as he thought the tactician would remain at Old Trafford for a long time. 

Former Belgium international Marouane Fellaini has confessed that he was devastated when he found out that David Moyes, whom he had worked with previously at Everton, had been relieved of his duties as United manager in 2014. 

The midfielder, who now plays for Shandong Luneng in China, played under three managers during his spell with the Red Devils – Moyes, Louis van Gaal, and Jose Mourinho – but it was the Scotsman's dismissal that left the former Toffees star weeping.

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"I was sad for him [Moyes] when he was sacked because I know how much he wanted to succeed," Fellaini told The Athletic. 

"He brought me to England, then signed me for Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world. I can never say anything bad about him.

"I've said this since the beginning: if you give Moyes time, he will make a team. I've watched West Ham a few times this season. They've become a side that's difficult to beat. 

"If I'm honest, I cried when I found out Moyes lost his job at Manchester United. I thought he was going to stay for a long time. 

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"It was a sad day. I went to his office to say goodbye before he said bye to everyone. I told him, 'Good luck'. But it was a difficult time for me. 

"Moyes is a top man, he has a big heart. That's why maybe he didn't succeed at Manchester United because he's too nice."

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