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Former Man Utd Boss: Things Would've Been Different With These Two Stars

Former Manchester United Boss: Things Would've Been Different With These Two Stars

By Keegan Kruger - Oct 10, 2017 05:00 PM @KeeganKruger

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes believes his Old Trafford tenure would have been different if the club was able to sign two particular stars.

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In the Scotsman's brief spell with the Red Devils, he spent just under £65 million (R1.17 million) on Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata, two signings who are now proving to be crucial members of the current first team.

Jose Mourinho recently claimed that the English giants "failed to evolve" under Moyes and Louis van Gaal following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, a statement the former Sunderland and Everton manager does not agree with.

"Jose has his opinion, but there was always going to be a ­transitional period after Sir Alex's time was over," Moyes said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

"There was a changing of the guard. Not only did I replace Alex, but David Gill had also stepped down as chief executive, and Ed Woodward came in.

"So it was always going to take time. Yes, I took over the champions, but clubs like Chelsea and Man City spent vast amounts of money that summer in a bid to overtake us. And it was difficult for me to go into Old Trafford and rip up the team that had just run away with the title.

"Having said that, things would have been a lot different if we had landed our primary transfer targets. We were in for Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas. They were specific targets, but for one reason or another, we didn't get them over the line. Getting them would have been the perfect start regarding reshaping the squad I inherited.

"Having said that, I accept that when you are the manager of Manchester United, you have to win. I didn't win enough. But I don’t think there is a manager out there who would have been able to do something better or quicker in the time I was given after Sir Alex ­retired. It was all about small margins."

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Do you think Moyes' reign would have ended differently if he had signed Bale and Fabregas? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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T-Man360 Joined: 17 Oct 2016
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T-Man360 Oct 12, 2017 11:19 AM
This guy relegated sunderland b4 they even kicked the ball
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ProffessorS Joined: 03 Apr 2014
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ProffessorS Oct 11, 2017 02:44 PM
@Ant_55 Moyes shot himself in the foot by dismantling the backroom staff,making vidic n rio watch videos of jaglieka,failing to bench star players underperforming,conceding defeat to city n liverpool b4 the ball was even kicked,n ofcos failure to attract star players to old trafford,perfect example being herrera,moyes failed to sign him but van gaal did the following year n his targets were jus not practical,eg everyone with their head screwed in right knew bale was going to madrid,to add insult to injury moyes never had a plan b when things went wrong on the field.....so i do agree with jose,united under moyes n van gaal regressed n there was no evolution what so ever...bottom line MOYES FAILED AT OLD TRAFFORD proving that at his best he is a midtable manager n oh this is the same moyes who relegated sunderland.......
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Ant_55 Joined: 22 Mar 2016
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Ant_55 Oct 11, 2017 09:01 AM
You got a raw deal Davey..... Bumkins on this here platform will blast you but you gave one of our own two lifelines and for that you will forever be a cool coach to me. Looking at your signings and your targets, it's easy to see that you have an amazing eye for talent. The fact that you were seen as the successor to Sir Alex is an honor unto itself.
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musah005 Oct 10, 2017 07:09 PM
So then coach please tell us what's your reason for relegating Sunderland since you know it all?
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Myaka weliPhefeni Oct 10, 2017 06:53 PM
Maybe cowditor bcz luk Fellaini and Mata the players who sign by him they are doing very well and maybe even the changies his talking abt was another iffect to his delivery bt when i see his the money they spend on his budget was not enough to improve his team
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@McCoora Oct 10, 2017 06:43 PM
Hahaha Moyes my favourite Man United manager of all time kikikiki he made them cows in a short space of time
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Warras4khosi Oct 10, 2017 05:32 PM
Crying over of a spilt milk won't help Mr. Moyes

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