Chris Mascaro
Monday April 21st, 2014

David Moyes (Alex Livesey/Getty Images) Manchester United's players have reportedly stopped trying for manager David Moyes. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Following a 2-0 loss to Everton on Sunday that will likely keep them out of next year's Champions League and Europa League, Manchester United is preparing to fire manager David Moyes, club sources told ESPN on Monday.

ESPN cited reports in the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and The Guardian all stating the same thing.

The club didn't deny the reports when contacted by ESPN, and senior officials later said privately that Moyes' sacking was "imminent."

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United (17-11-6) is in seventh place in the Premier League, with 57 points with four games remaining. The Reds will finish with their lowest-ever point total.

The Glazer family, which owns the club, has been contemplating firing the 50-year-old Moyes since an FA Cup loss to Swansea City in January, according to the report. Players have also become disillusioned with Moyes, ESPN reports.

Moyes signed a six-year contract last summer to replace Sir Alex Ferguson after spending 12 years leading Everton.

Following the match at Everton, Moyes said: “They [the supporters] realise it has been a difficult season. They understand it has not been good. I recognise it has not been good — it needs to be better. Everybody knows that we are on track to make changes and do some different things. We are rebuilding. We have got things we want to do.”

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