Manchester United manager David Moyes has made an incredible move that could deflate the squads confidence even further, by amazingly claiming that even the former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, would struggle with this current squad.
In a string of back page articles, covered by The Daily Mirror, The Sun, The Express, The Telegraph and more, David Moyes had this to say:
“If Sir Alex was here this year it would be difficult for him as well, and he would be aware of that.
People are aware that there was a squad that was ageing, so it would be a tough season for whoever was in charge this season.
There’s been a change from a great manager, not just a great one but one who was here for 26 years. To make that change was always going to be difficult.
The supporters inside Old Trafford have been fantastic and very positive.
I’ve heard about the plane, but I’ve sensed a strong level of support in the stadium. The majority of Manchester United fans are aware of the situation and obviously we want to play better, we want to get better results. The best people to judge are the people who appointed me.
They are incredibly knowledgeable. In fact, the most knowledgeable is the one who gave me that job.
I struggle to imagine that someone as experienced as David Moyes is so naive to think that comments like these to the written press won’t be headline news.
Let’s not forget, Sir Alex was in charge of this same group of ageing players last year, and he guided them to storming to the league title by 11 points. Not to mention the fact he did that without the additions of 19 year old Adnan Januzaj, 25 year old Juan Mata, and 26 year old Marouane Fellaini.
However, Moyes’ bizarre comments seem to become less and less strange as the weeks pass. In recent weeks, we’ve had to listen to how we were second favourites to bitter enemies Liverpool, whilst we should also aspire to be like Manchester City. This after a season of being told how he ‘hopes’ things will change and will ‘try’ to make things better.
Assuming that the players read newspapers and news articles, these latest comments will surely not inspire them to work harder for Mr Moyes.