Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini have admitted that he cried when the club announced the sacking of then manager David Moyes. Fellaini and Moyes worked together for six seasons.
The player was a notable signing by Moyes by Moyes during his 10 month tenure at Old Trafford. Moyes failed to live up to the expectations of both club management, fans and was eventually got sacked in April 2014 despite signing a six-year contract.
Fellaini said, “When he left, I was sad. We had heard things on the radio and TV [about Moyes leaving]. It was after a defeat to Everton.
“I did not know if it was true or not. Then I arrived the next day at the [training ground] canteen, and I saw him in his suit, rather than his tracksuit. I told myself: ‘This is the end.’
“It was weird. After I had eaten, he summoned me to his office and he told me the news. This is football. There were tears. This is normal. I am a human being. I worked with him for six years. He was not a second father, but almost. He helped me a lot.”
Moyes paid £27.5m to secure Fellaini on the last day of 2013 summer transfer window and have been criticized for signing Fellaini for such a huge amount. The player is one of the first players expected to leave under Louis van Gaal. But the player surprisingly established himself as a target man in van Gaal’s system with his aerial ability.