Officially BBC Sport reports "He was dismissed at a meeting with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the club's Carrington training ground shortly after 0800 BST."
Moyes was appointed as manager 10 months ago when long-time club boss Sir Alex Ferguson finally retired. We say retired but in truth Ferguson was always in the background pulling the strings. Perhaps that was part of the problem for Moyes?
Banners splashed across the ground calling Moyes "the chosen one" said it all. In the end maybe the payers and fans decided he was not their choice?