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David May returns to MUTV after Moyes sacking

ESPN staff
April 23, 2014
David May had been cut short on Sunday for suggesting David Moyes was "not tactically good enough" © Getty Images

Former Manchester United defender David May has returned to his punditry duties on the club's MUTV channel, two days after being cut off for saying that David Moyes was "out of his depth".

May's comments were made on MUTV's post-match coverage of United's 2-0 defeat to Everton - a result which ultimately cost Moyes his job.

May also appeared to suggest Moyes was "not tactically good enough" when responding to a caller's question, before being cut off by the show's presenter, Jim Rosenthal.

However, with Moyes having been relieved of his duties on Tuesday morning, May returned to the airwaves and openly criticised the departed manager.

Asked for his opinion on the decision to sack Moyes, May said: "Truthfully, I wasn't surprised. You look at the bigger picture - the results and the way United have played this season. We haven't been as attacking, as direct and as entertaining.

"But at the end of the day results are what matters to United. We're seventh in the league, out of the FA Cup, out of Europe and it's not good.

"I think the club have done the right thing. It hasn't been good enough. If David had been at another club such as Chelsea or Barcelona I think he would have gone a little earlier."

May did reserve some praise for the effort Moyes had put into the job in his 10 months in charge.

"I believe he's a fantastic bloke and a very hard worker but it's all about results and that's not happened this season.

"The club are going to lose £50 million over the next 12 months with not being in the Champions League - that's a massive chunk of money."

May, 43, won two league titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League in his nine years at United between 1994 and 2003.

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