Reaction to Man United firing David Moyes

A sampling of reaction to the decision by Manchester United to fire manager David Moyes:

”I feel sorry for David Moyes. But that is the life of a coach, when things don’t go well they fire you … It’s surprising because it’s not a habit of Manchester United to do things this way. At Man United, after so many years of Sir Alex, it’s a little surprising.” – Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti.

”Huge news at Old Trafford but with the summer looming and a huge transfer kitty available, United had to be 100% Moyes was the right man. Evidently they didn’t have the confidence in him in which case makes the timing absolutely right.” – Former United and England striker Michael Owen on Twitter.

”There is no disguising that the football this season has been poor, the results have been poor. As a fan I’ve not enjoyed watching it … The performances have got worse and worse.” – Former United defender Gary Neville.

”I know there’s a lot of people speculating that they need somebody with big experience out there that has managed a club at the very top level but we are talking about a continuity, something like what Sir Alex Ferguson did . I think for togetherness and getting the results and playing a certain way, a brand of football that is more eye-catching, the Man United way, I feel that Ryan Giggs is the right person.” – Former United striker Dwight Yorke.

”I definitely think Ryan will be a manager. Whether he gets it full-time at a club like Manchester United is a big ask.” – Former United captain Bryan Robson on the possibility of Ryan Giggs taking over on permanent basis.