Ferdinand, Savage and more: Twitter reacts to latest David Moyes reports

Rio Ferdinand and Robbie Savage both tweet their thoughts amid reports that David Moyes is set to be sacked by Manchester United

Rio Ferdinand and his team-mates during happier times Photo: Rio Ferdinand/Twitter

Manchester United said David Moyes has not been sacked on Monday but declined to comment when asked about the Scot’s longer-term future at the club.

Widespread media speculation had claimed that the Premier League club will dispense with the Scot’s services following a disastrous first season in charge.

The reports inevitable prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are some of our favourite updates.

Ex-Manchester United man Alan Tonge (@Alan_Tonge) puts the situation into perspective: “If Moyes goes, Liverpool, Chelsea, City, Arsenal and everyone else in the Prem are absolutely gutted. Yes folks, this is how bad it’s become.”

However, former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) doesn’t believe that sacking Moyes would be the right thing to do: “Would be wrong for Man U board to sack David Moyes.Anyone going there the 1st year after Sir A would have struggled. He needs another season”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) chimes in after causing a stir by posting a link to ‘Rumours’ by Gregory Isaacs: “We are in a day and age where players are forbidden from having emotions..and we wonder why the distance between players & fans is widening.”

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) adds his view: “The fact that the Moyes story has leaked out of United tells you a lot about the club at the moment…”

Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) feels that the players must take a share of the blame: “If moyes is to go , some of the players at utd need to have a look at themselves some of their performances have been a disgrace !”

England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) reckons that the end is nigh for the Scot: “As of this moment David Moyes is still manager of @ManUtd but no denial of the rumours by the club suggests a parting is an inevitability.”

And finally, celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) gives his take on Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor: “Sir Alex recommended Moyes over Mourinho because he feared the latter would eclipse his memory too fast. Harsh, selfish, reality.”

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