Lineker, Muamba and more: Twitter reacts to David Moyes sack reports
Gary Lineker and Fabrice Muamba both tweet their thoughts as speculation over David Moyes' Manchester United future intensifies
David Moyes’ turbulent spell in charge of Manchester United looked set to be coming to an end on Monday as speculation claiming that the Red Devils are to sack the Scot gathered pace.
Sunday’s dismal 2-0 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park ended United’s hopes of qualification for next season’s Champions League and capped a disastrous first season for the 50-year-old since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford last summer.
Widespread media reports have claimed that the club are ready to relieve the Scot of his duties, with Manchester United officials refusing to comment on the speculation.
The reports inevitably prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are some of our favourite updates.
Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba (@fmuamba) is the first to react to the reports: “Surely this rumour about David Moyes can’t true. Unless somebody from Man United comes out and confirms it, it’s still just a rumour. Why give him six year contract and sack him just after one season ???”
Ex-Sunderland man Michael Gray (@mickygray33) is quick to chime in: “Hearing big rumours about David Moyes…! #MUFC”
Former midfielder Jim Magilton (@magilton7) feels bad for the Scot: “I feel desperately sorry for Moyes if it is true-players have got to look at themselves too! Seems they got their way!”
Troy Townsend (@Towno10) adds his voice to the mix: “Ruthless!! But expectation proceeds and the small matter of who may win the title.”
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) thinks Gary Neville should be put in charge of recruiting Moyes’ successor: “Moyes on his way out…!!!! Would United fans take Wenger??? #Justsaying … If it’s true regarding Moyes… I personally would give @GNev2 the chance to shape the new management team …”
Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) is reading between the lines: “No Comment from Manchester United that David Moyes has been sacked!! That says it all, I think???”
Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) thinks Moyes’ successor will be in a much better position for success: “Always thought the manager’s job to have at Manchester United was the one after the one after Sir Alex.”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is quick to draw comparisons to the Gunners’ situation: “Moyes followed someone who won 10 trophies in last 9yrs. Next Arsenal manager follows someone who’s won nothing in 9yrs. Big difference.”
And finally, ex-Netherlands international Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) would like to see a certain Tottenham target take over at Old Trafford: “#manutd If #Moyes is out does that means Louis V Gaal is in? I would love to see that!