Ferguson should have informed Moyes of sacking, says Liverpool legend

Sir Alex Ferguson should have informed David Moyes that his Manchester United reign was over, according to Phil Thompson

Sir Alex Ferguson should have been the one to tell David Moyes about his Manchester United sacking, according to Phil Thompson.

The defending Premier League champions opted to axe the Scot this week after a 11th top-flight defeat of the season at Goodison Park last weekend.

He should have said to Ed Woodward, ‘I need to make that call to him’

David Moyes

Moyes had to endure a day of speculation on Monday before the former Everton boss was informed of his sacking by Ed Woodward at United’s Carrington training ground in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

And former Liverpool captain Thompson felt Ferguson should have delivered the news after cherry-picking the 51-year-old to succeed him at Old Trafford.

“I think Sir Alex Ferguson should have been the one to break the news to David Moyes,” Thompson told Sky Sports News.

“He is the one who called to his house to tell him that he wanted Moyes as the next Manchester United manager. He should have said to Ed Woodward, ‘I need to make that call to him’. I think the owners have allowed to do that, the owners have allowed David Gill to leave.

“Who has made this decision now? Apparently it is down to the owners. Would any big business allow a managing director and a chief executive to both leave a big business at the same? No is the answer. So they are culpable.”

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