Former Manchester United player, Maroune Fellaini, has revealed that he cried when David Moyes was sacked as manager by the Red Devils because he knew how much the Scottish wanted to succeed at Old Trafford.
Moyes left Everton in July 2013 to go Man United manager, next the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson after a 27-year stint at the lodge.
Fellaini followed Moyes over from Everton to Man United, signing a deal worth £27.5m on transfer deadline daytime in the summertime of 2013.
Moyes was eventually sacked after just 10 months in charge at Man United.
“I was sad for him when he was sacked because I know how much he wanted to succeed,” Fellaini told The Athletic.
“Whether you asked all the players at Everton what they think of Moyes, they will say how much of a nice individual he is.
“I have said this since the first, whether you give Moyes time, he will create a squad. I have watched W Ham a few times this flavor. They’ve go a side that is hard to shell.
“Whether I am honest, I cried when I found out Moyes lost his job at Manchester United. I thought he was going to rest for a long time.
“It was a sad daytime. I went to his business office to say goodbye before he said good day to everyone. I told him, ‘Good luck’. But it was a hard time for me.
“Moyes is a top man, he has a large ticker. That is why possibly he didn’t succeed at Manchester United, because he’s too nice.”
Moyes was often criticised for his tactics at Man United and left the lodge with a win pct of 52.92 across 51 matches, spell Fellaini stayed 6 years at United before he joined Chinese lodge Shandong Luneng in 2019.
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