Moyes: United should have backed me

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes believes the club failed to "do what was right" when they sacked him after less than 10 months.

The Scot’s succession to Alex Ferguson’s trophy-laden years was an overwhelming disappointment as poor results blighted his short spell at Old Trafford, resulting in a seventh-place finish which was United’s worst of the Premier League era.

However, Moyes maintains the club should have had more faith in him. “I got the job and I expected it to be a six-year plan. I signed a six-year contract... disappointed it didn’t go to plan,” he said.

“I expected to be given a chance to fulfil that and it wasn’t what was expected. It was really difficult when I lost the job initially because I didn’t really see it coming, even though I had been losing games.

“I knew it could be difficult but I joined a club I felt stood behind their managers, made sure they supported them in difficult times – Alex had difficult times when he first took over.”


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