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Was United manager Moyes involved in bust-up with Giggs?

March 18, 2014 12:25 IST

Was United manager Moyes involved in bust-up with Giggs?

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Manchester United boss David Moyes is speculated to have clashed with club legend Ryan Giggs over the winger's perceived 'negative training methods'.

The Scot, who is struggling to save his job following United's disastrous first season in charge at the club, had made the veteran midfielder an assistant coach when he succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson .

According to the Mirror, Moyes is said to have claimed that the training methods, which Giggs uses, did not fit with the club's attacking 'ethos' and 'heritage'.

However, Giggs, who has played 960 games since making his debut for the club 23 years ago, is reportedly angry at the suggestion that he has been at odds with the manager during the club's recent poor show.

Although Giggs is the club's record appearance holder, this season he has made just 12 appearances for United.

A club source said that Giggs was livid at the claims and has described the suggestion of a fall-out with Moyes as 'total and utter rubbish'.


Image: Manchester United Manager David Moyes shakes hands with Ryan Giggs
Photographs: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Glazers keeping watch on Moyes

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Meanwhile, reports have emerged that the Manchester club’s owners are seriously considering Moyes’s future at the club.

According to Espn,com The Glazer family owners are now more open to the idea of a change of manager, although they presently remain behind Moyes, but the next week could prove decisive, sources said.

 The Glazers are said to have become very "nervous" about the nature of recent performances, let alone the results, with a nadir coming in the 3-0 home defeat to Liverpool. Some United officials now openly maintain that a managerial change is needed.

However, if United book a Champions League quarters berth Moyes could consider himself a lucky man as his job would be safe.


Image: Manchester United skipper David Moyes
Photographs: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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