David Moyes thanks Man United supporters, seriously

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David Moyes certainly drew the ire of Manchester United fans during his short tenure at Old Trafford. The Chosen One banner would have been forcibly removed had it not been for stadium security, and fans flew planes over the venue in order to protest his regime. Still, the editor of a leading Manchester United fanzine claims David Moyes sent him a message thanking the club’s fans for their support. And even texted him directly too.

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In a brief statement via the League Managers’ Association earlier this week, Moyes had thanked United fans for their support during his time in charge.

And according to United We Stand fanzine editor Andy Mitten, he also received a text from Moyes late on Friday evening expressing gratitude to the club’s followers.

In a message posted on Twitter on Saturday, Mitten wrote: “Got a text from David Moyes last night: ‘Andy. Would you please let it be known how much I appreciated the support I got from the real United fans. They were incredible. I am sorry I couldn’t give them the results they are all used to. Thanks. D Moyes’.”

While Moyes himself has not spoken publicly other than via the LMA, there has been widespread praise for the dignified manner in which he dealt with his very public sacking.

Paul M. Banks owns The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also a frequent guest on national talk radio. Banks is a former contributor to NBC Chicago and the Washington Times, who’s been featured on the History Channel. President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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