The Best Reactions To David Moyes Being Sacked

Your time-saving edit of the day's analysis and gags

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This week David Moyes was sacked as manager of Manchester United football club.

The deluge of comment pieces, lists and hastily Photoshopped memes promising an insight into the reasons behind this fact has been predictably huge and a little overwhelming.

Here, we've compiled the best of the reactions so far to save you trawling through it all. 

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1 | The Guardian's Manchester correspondent Daniel Taylor capped the paper's consistent criticism of Moyes in recent months with the brutal (but accurate) headline: "Ferguson's chosen one has missed every realistic target at Man Utd". Opening with anecdotes about previous Man United managerial failures, it's our favourite from the first wave of obituaries.

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2 | Meanwhile over on the Telegraph, the ever passionate Henry Winter decided to cut through the snark and schadenfreude to focus instead on Ryan Gigg's potential as caretaker manager. This giddy but almost convincing tribute to the Welshman should give Man United fans a welcome shot of short-term optimism.

3 | For a more substantial read, Ken Early's thorough and lengthy dissemination of why Moyes' appointment was doomed from the start was rightfully resurrected on Twitter throughout the day. Written in March, it remains essential reading on the day it was proven to be as prophetic as it felt at the time.

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4 | And for the opposite of a substantial read, the social media kaleidoscope churned out the inevitable blur of memes, cartoons and other Twitter gags, mainly focused around the idea that the only people who'll be devastated about the Scot's dismissal will be Manchester United's rivals:

 

 

 

5 | The Huffington Post UK's sport reporter and stout Fergie critic Samuel Luckhurst seized the opportunity to point out why the whole bloody disaster has been as much the fault of the former manager than the departing one. "Ferguson's selection of Moyes is akin to Ed Miliband's ascension to Labour Party leader, insomuch as, somehow, the unfashionable, inferior option usurps the rightful heir thanks to a socialist influence," he writes.

6 | Also good from the Telegraph was Mark Ogden, who traces the off-field signs that Moyes was out of his depth from the start, including the moment he took the squad on a pre-season stroll along a Bondi beach that resulted in them being mobbed by fans and then hastily hidden in a nearby nightclub. Clearly, this is the day when football journalists have been able to tell the stories they've been storing up for months.

7 | And finally, a plug for our very own Sam Parker who wrote about why Man United's demise hasn't felt nearly as enjoyable as it should have for those fans who hate the club with all their jealous hearts, first appearing on Esquire back in February.