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Evra reveals where Moyes went wrong during Man Utd downfall

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Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has revealed the days and weeks that led to the downfall of David Moyes in 2014.

The Scottish manager was in charge of the Red Devils after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, a disastrous 2013/2014 season, which saw the reigning league champions finish seventh in the table, resulted in his sacking.

"The fear other teams had of us disappeared in a few short months," Evra wrote in his new book, per talkSPORT.

"Old Trafford had simply stopped being a fortress. You only had to look at David's face to see the pressure he was under.

"But the way he dealt with it and us was a big mistake. In the dressing room before one game, he said, 'Guys, you've won everything here, you have to show me the way to win. I have never won the league, you have to show me how to do it.'

"I could see what David was trying to do by making the players feel responsible, but Ferguson would never have asked his players how to win a game. He would have told us how to do it.

"Some players used that against him because they thought they were now in charge. Players who'd accepted being on the bench under Ferguson would complain if they were on the bench under Moyes. That made a very hard job even harder."

He added: "On Easter Sunday 2014, we lost 2-0 to Everton. Giggsy, who had been dropped, went mad after that match when Everton fans surrounded our bus and started abusing us.

"One of them threw something that bounced off the coach window. Giggsy stood up on the coach and shouted: 'F***ing Everton fans are now taking the piss out of us. Enough is enough.'

"He was right. The next day, the senior players – myself, Vida [Nemanja Vidic], Wayne [Rooney], Giggsy [Ryan Giggs], Rio [Ferdinand] and Michael Carrick – were summoned to Ed Woodward's office. I think David knew what was happening. Ed spoke to us players separately. I was the last to go in. 'Is David Moyes still the man to lead this team?' he asked.

"'The players are the first people who are responsible,' I replied. 'We are to blame more than the manager, but the dressing room is not a happy place.' 'I know,' said Ed. 'Thank you for your honesty. We will see what decision we take.'

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