Louis van Gaal and 8 Contenders to Replace David Moyes at Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal and 8 Contenders to Replace David Moyes at Manchester United
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Manchester United have officially sacked manager David Moyes, 10 months into his wretched tenure at Old Trafford.

The official club website confirmed it early on Tuesday morning, after an evening of speculation and suggestion. Their parting message to the former boss was short and not overly sweet, merely thanking him for "hard work, honesty and integrity."

While the fallout as to the reasons why he failed and why retired manager Alex Ferguson's trust in him was so flawed will shortly come under intense scrutiny, the immediate talk will be about who will replace the latest Scot in the United hot seat.

It's possible that temporary appointments might be made until season's end—Ryan Giggs is currently the interim manager—but here are perhaps the eight most likely names to take over, sooner or later.

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