David Moyes Calls Everton Fans a Disgrace Following Old Trafford Loss - Report

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By Arunava Ray | December 6, 2013 7:14 PM EST

David Moyes has termed the Everton fans a disgrace after the current Manchester United manager was given a lot of stick by the travelling Toffees fans, according to the Daily Mirror.

Moyes, who served at Everton for 11 years, transferred to Manchester United this term following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, but has failed to hit the ground running from the outset. The 50-year-old faced his former club for the first time at Old Trafford on Wednesday but was found wanting as new manager Roberto Martinez got the better of United in a 1-0 victory for the first time in over 20 years.

The allegations stem from a conversation between Moyes and Toffees fan David Wallbank in the bar at Manchester's Lowry Hotel. In a series of tweets, Walbank reiterated how Moyes had reportedly blasted the fans for their behaviour after having served them for more than a decade at Merseyside.

The Scotsman had achieved a lot with Everton, taking them from being a midtable club to their first Champions League appearance in 2004/05 when they finished fourth. However, his current position at United is different from what he is accustomed to in recent years, with his team now expected to challenge for the title than try to get into the Champions League.

The manager delivered an honest assessment of the game following their loss to Everton and insisted that their team deserved more from the matchup.

"I felt we really got on top of the game the whole night, but nevertheless we needed a bit of good fortune to go our way and we didn't get that. We had some chances and, if we took them, then the game could have changed dramatically. We didn't take them and in the end we lost the game," Moyes told United's Official Website.

"There were a couple of big moments for us to score, one or two opportunities. Everton were always a threat on the break, they broke very quickly against us but I always felt we could just about nick it. But in the end, we didn't do so," he added.

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