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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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And:

As well as:

Puns:

And some simpler efforts:

The Good, the bad, and the Cleverly #MoyesFilms

Kam@ShishaWorld

The Good, the bad, and the Cleverly #MoyesFilms

08:01 AM - 21 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Football Funnys@FootballFunnys

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

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11:38 PM - 25 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Paddy Power@paddypower

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

09:53 PM - 25 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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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.

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