Axed United manager David Moyes conceded on Wednesday that the performances and results were not what the club and its fans were used to or expected. Photo: Andrew Yates

Manchester – David Moyes spoke out on Wednesday for the first time since his sacking as Manchester United manager, saying he understood fans’ frustration after his ill-fated 10-month spell in charge at Old Trafford.

“During this period of transition, performances and results have not been what Manchester United and its fans are used to or expect, and I both understand and share their frustration,” the 50-year-old Scot said in a statement.

“I remain proud to have led the team to the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League and I remain grateful to Sir Alex Ferguson for believing in my ability and giving me the chance to manage Manchester United.”

Moyes was sacked on Tuesday, with veteran United midfielder Ryan Giggs appointed as interim manager. – Sapa-AFP