David Moyes spoke out on Wednesday for the first time since his sacking as Manchester United manager, saying he understood fans' frustration after his ill-fated 10-month spell in charge at Old Trafford.
"During this period of transition, performances and results have not been what Manchester United and its fans are used to or expect, and I both understand and share their frustration," the 50-year-old Scot said in a statement. (Also read: Ryan Giggs replaces David Moyes as interim manager at Manchester United)
"I have always believed that a manager never stops learning during his career, and I know I will take invaluable experience from my time as United's manager.
"I remain proud to have led the team to the quarter-finals of this year's Champions League and I remain grateful to Sir Alex Ferguson for believing in my ability and giving me the chance to manage Manchester United."
Moyes moved from Everton to succeed Ferguson at the Old Trafford helm last July, but the season quickly became a nightmare as the team slumped to a series of embarrassing defeats.
He was fired on Tuesday, with United slumping to seventh place in the Premier League and being eliminated from both domestic cup competitions and the Champions League.