Moyes’ sacking comes only 10 months after he succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Moyes, was chosen by Ferguson as the man to succeed him when he retired after 26 years in charge last summer.
Moyes left Everton to sign a six-year deal with the Premier League champions.
Player-coach Ryan Giggs is expected to take over as United’s interim coach as they play Norwich on Saturday, before
United, who currently lie seventh in the table with four games remaining, will record their lowest ever points tally in the Premier League having struggled at Old Trafford in particular.
Under Moyes, United have lost six league games at home, been beaten in the FA Cup by Swansea at Old Trafford and were unable to prevent Sunderland knocking them out of the Capital One Cup in the semi-finals.
- Defeated in Champions League quarter-final by Bayern Munich
- Beaten in League Cup semi-final by Sunderland
- Lost at home to Swansea in the third round of the FA Cup
- Five points from a possible 24 against the current Premier League top four of Liverpool, Chelsea,
Manchester City and Arsenal
- Defeat against Everton confirmed club will miss out on Champions League for first time in 18 seasons
The Reds will also miss out on Champions League football for the first time since 1995 and are in danger of missing out on European competition altogether for the first time since 1990.
United did reach the last eight of the Champions League before being knocked out by Bayern Munich and Moyes argued that their best displays had been in the competition.
But the Scot has been dogged by claims he has fallen out with members of his squad.
When midfielder Anderson joined Fiorentina on loan in January, he was quoted as saying other United players “wanted out” although he later denied it.
Rio Ferdinand and Robin van Persie also made less than complimentary comments about his management style, while Javier Hernandez and Wilfried Zaha posted cryptic quotes on Twitter.
At the weekend, Manchester-born striker Danny Welbeck was reported to be considering his future after becoming frustrated at regularly being played out of his favoured position.
Moyes’reign began in style with a 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at Wembley, followed by a 4-1 win away at Swansea City in the first league game of the season.
However, things got worse quickly with defeats away at rivals Liverpool and City on the way to what will be United’s worst ever Premier League season.