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How David Moyes Became The Internet’s Favourite Whipping Boy

It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.

David Moyes has been sacked as manager of Manchester United after a widely-criticised season, in which the holding Premier League champions will receive their lowest league tally in history.

Phil Noble / Reuters

Moyes, former Everton manager, was appointed manager of Manchester United towards the end of the 2012/2013 season after former boss Alex Ferguson stepped down after 26 years in charge of the club.

He has come under an increasing amount of pressure after a series of losses have landed them in seventh place and there have been a number of reports that claim the players have lost confidence in his abilities.

1. On Sunday night, the hashtag #moyesfilms started trending. It included such gems as:

2. And:

3. As well as:

4. Puns:

5. And some simpler efforts:

The Good, the bad, and the Cleverly #MoyesFilms

— ShishaWorld (@Kam)

Dumbo #MoyesFilms

— StuartBartle (@Stuart Bartle)

7. Truth is, of course, that film-based mockery had been a theme for some time.

And there had been so much more…

8. Yes. The internet had a lot of fun with David Moyes.

9. There were Photoshop gags…

10. So many Photoshop gags.

TOP 7: Mistakes Of The Sir Alex Ferguson & David Moyes Transition! This Sums It Up! - http://t.co/hCQnEWdrFy .

— FootballFunnys (@Football Funnys)

12. Video game gags…

13. Hyperbole, maybe…

14. TV graphics-based gags…

David Moyes makes arrangements for the next few rounds of the Champions League...

— paddypower (@Paddy Power)

16. And cruel gags.

Moyes

— FootballFunnys (@Football Funnys)

18. Some of his signings also came in for a bit of stick.

19. And there were questions over how much they wanted to be there.

Mourinho's phone

— FootballFunnys (@Football Funnys)

21. Every forum had a witty pundit.

Clive Brunskill / Getty / Via sickipedia.org

22. The jokes just kept coming.

Alex Livesey / Getty / Via Sickipedia

23. But hey, at least Moyes managed to make his former Everton fans happy. This was the first season since 69/70 that the Toffees beat Manchester United in both league games.

#SaveMoyes

— AbdulrahmanLFC (@عبدالرحمن القديري)

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