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 become Man United manager, following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson after a 27-year stint at the club.
Fellaini followed Moyes over from Everton to Man United, signing a deal worth £27.5m on transfer deadline day in the summer of 2013.
Moyes was eventually sacked after just ten 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.
“If you asked all the players at Everton what they think of Moyes, they will say how much of a nice person he is.
“I have said this since the beginning, if you give Moyes time, he will make a team. I have watched West Ham a few times this season. They’ve become a side that is difficult to beat.
“If I am honest, I cried when I found out Moyes lost his job at Manchester United. I thought he was going to stay for a long time.
“It was a sad day. I went to his office to say goodbye before he said bye to everyone. I told him, ‘Good luck’. But it was a difficult time for me.
“Moyes is a top man, he has a big heart. That is why maybe 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 club with a win percentage of 52.92 across 51 matches, while Fellaini stayed six years at United before he joined Chinese club Shandong Luneng in 2019.(Dailypost)