David Moyes
David Moyes claims he has received several managerial offersReuters

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes said it was very unfortunate that he was not given more time to prove himself at Old Trafford but insists he has moved on from the sacking.

The 51-year-old, who was handpicked by former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson as his successor, endured a poor debut season at Old Trafford, performing poorly in the Premier League as well as other competitions, before finally being relieved of his duties on 22 April.

"It was unfortunate I wasn't given more time to succeed," Moyes told the Sunday Times.

Although many feel that the former Everton manager now holds a grudge against United following his sacking, Moyes claims that the whole incident is behind him and he has already received some good managerial offers both from the UK as well as abroad.

"Since leaving, I have received some very good offers and am tempted by one or two of them. I have not closed the door on anything and am open-minded about my next step in management, and whether it will be in the UK or abroad," the Scot stated.

"Another possibility is that I may choose to have a break and enjoy watching and observing football throughout the world. What I do know for sure is that I have moved on."

Moyes, who insists that he does not blame Ferguson for his dismissal, claims his fellow Scot had supported him well during his 10-month reign at Old Trafford.

"I believe I had nothing but support from Sir Alex during my short period as manager. When I succeeded him he advised me of some changes that had to be made. I took his advice on board and started to implement the changes and modernise certain aspects," Moyes pointed out.

"I also became aware of other changes that were necessary and put plans in place. It was never going to all come together in a few weeks or months. It was unfortunate I wasn't given more time to succeed."

Moyes also expressed his gratitude to all United fans for supporting him during his time at the club.

"I never had the chance to thank the Manchester United supporters for the backing they gave me during my time as manager. I wish them every success in the future. They now appreciate, I am sure, that things are changing at their club and it could well be that gone are the days of long-term planning. They were fully aware of the task I had."

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