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David Moyes: I Was Not Given Enough Time to Success at Manchester United

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moyes David Moyes Breaks Silence After Manchester United Sacking

David Moyes has broken his silence after being sacked as Manchester United manager in April.

The former Everton boss was shown the exit door just 10 months into his six-year contract at Old Trafford. The Red Devils endured a poor run of results in all competitions as they finished seventh in the table and are out of next season’s Champions League.

The 51-year-old believes United did not give him enough time to succeed at Old Trafford and he says the Red Devils are done with having a long-term plan at the club.

“I never had the chance to thank the Manchester United supporters for the backing they gave me during my time as manager. I wish them every success in the future,” Moyes wrote in the Sunday Times.

“They now appreciate, I am sure, that things are changing at their club and it could well be that gone are the days of long-term planning. They were fully aware of the task I had. It was unfortunate I wasn’t given more time to succeed.”

Moyes revealed that he had held conversation with United’s legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson as the Scot gave his compatriot few advices to do some changes in order to set things right for the Red Devils.

“I have spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson on several occasions and we met recently at a dinner in London. I believe I had nothing but support from him,” the Glaswegian said

“He advised me of some changes that had to be made. I took his advice and started to implement the necessary changes. I became aware of other changes that had to be made and put plans in place,” Moyes concluded.

Meanwhile, United have appointed Louis van Gaal as their new manager for the next season and the Dutchman will take in charge of the role after completing the World Cup campaign with Holland.

Comments (5)

  1. So Moyes wanted more time. Yes, they should have given him another season, then United would be in the Championship..
    Does he not realise the mess he made of the job? Granted he took over an ageing team but they had just won the Premiership and were only two months older when he took charge. He broke all the wrong records, said all the wrong things and, in the end, proved he was completely out of his depth against the other “newcomers” in Pellegrini and Mourinho.
    A reasonable job for him now would be a team like Blackpool where he can again be a nearly man as he was at Preston, but it will be more acceptable.

  2. So he need more time to make manchester united a history. David forget your time in man utd because there is nothing good to remember.

  3. Small fish in the open sea ! He would have destroyed Utd beyond recovery !

  4. you know i wish i could of told him in person that i was behind him and that he changed that for me,what he needs to know is that the club would of give him that but to drop a club out of europe and end 7th and you had the champions,honestly he himself must look at what he did.The bad excuse of a old depleted team he inherited yet it was the champions,look at chelsea and city they ended 3rd and winners of the league and they also just 3 to 4 new players which DM also had 2 new signing and 1 out of academy yet the results was too far of to be given more time. I really cant see how anybody will disagree.