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Moyes 'facing sack' by Man Utd

David Moyes is facing the sack as Manchester United manager, according to unconfirmed reports.

Moyes has endured a difficult reign since taking charge of United last summer, but the club were expected to stand by the Scot, despite a lack of success in domestic and European competitions.

United's board appear set to cut short Moyes' six-year deal in the wake of the latest 2-0 defeat at former club Everton, which left United unable to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League did briefly ease the pressure on Moyes, but they bowed out with a 4-2 aggregate defeat against Bayern Munich.

Sir Alex Ferguson had urged the club to give the next manager time when he stepped down in May after a glittering spell at Old Trafford, but owners, the Glazer Family, seem to have lost patience.

United are expected to spend heavily in the summer and a successor would be entrusted with the transfer fund, which is reported to be around 150million.

Holland manager Louis van Gaal, who is leaving after the World Cup, Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, and Paris Saint-Germain's Laurent Blanc have been tipped as possible contenders to replace Moyes.