Man United sack David Moyes

Moyes was appointed United’s manager last year on the personal recommendation of Alex Ferguson.

Moyes was appointed United’s manager last year on the personal recommendation of Alex Ferguson. Picture: Facebook.

LONDON - Manchester United have parted ways with manager David Moyes putting an end to speculation about his future at the club.

Reports ran rife on Monday that Moyes was facing the axe after his lackluster campaign since taking the reigns at the club.

A statement on the club's website read, "The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role."

Moyes, 50, was appointed United's manager last year on the personal recommendation of Alex Ferguson, who retired after 26 years in the job at the end of last season after steering United to the title for the 13th time in his reign.

United have failed to get going under Moyes this season and are languishing in seventh place in the Premier League, meaning they will miss out on a place in the lucrative Champions League for the first time since the 1995-96 season.

It remains unclear for now about who will take over the coaching job until end of the season.