Man United star admits he cried when manager was sacked by the club

Marouane Fellaini admits that he cried when Manchester United sacked David Moyes...

Marouane Fellaini has admitted that he cried when David Moyes was sacked by Manchester United.

The Scot was given his marching orders by United less than 12 months after being appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford.

Moyes brought Fellaini with him to United from Everton in what turned out to be United’s only signing of that summer.

However, the former Everton boss lasted less than a year before he was sacked by the Red Devils, with the club languishing in mid-table.

Belgium midfielder Fellaini admits that he was utterly devastated to see Moyes be sacked by the Red Devils and has spoken of his respect for the Scot.

Fellaini is quoted as saying by the Metro: “Moyes, he was like a second father to me.

“He was very strict with me, but it was for my own good. Every time he punished me, he would take me to the training pitch and do a session just for me.

“We used to do a lot of exercises: technical, physical, tactical. I progressed a lot because of him when I came to England, first at Everton and then in Manchester.

“When he was sacked from United, I cried. I’m not ashamed to say it because he did everything for me.

“He’s just had two difficult seasons, but he’ll bounce back – he’s a good coach and we still talk from time to time.”

United moved quickly to appoint Jose Mourinho as the club’s new manager last month after opting to sack Louis van Gaal following the Red Devils’ fifth-placed finish in the Premier League table.

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