With the present situation at Old Trafford, many top class managers around Europe will be hoping to land the job and one such opportunist has been the club’s ex manager David Moyes. He has admitted that he is up for the challenge if he is given another go at Manchester Untied.
David Moyes was at the helm of the Red Devils after Sir Alex Furguson left the club after an illustrious career. Though it was hard to emulate the legend’s achievements at the club Moyes lasted just an year at Manchester after a poor record in the 2013/14 season that saw the club end the season out of Europe.
The Scotsman talking to BT Sports said, “I wouldn’t have done anything different. I would have only done it different if I’d known it was 10 months instead of 6 years,” he said.
“My understanding was that I was going to a club which always looked after their managers, even when they were in trouble and it wasn’t going well, you got your time to sort things out. I was under that illusion when I was there.
“I had a great group of players they had recently won the Premier League under Sir Alex, but it was going to take time for that to change, evolve and of course there was going to have to be a changeover of players in time, but it couldn’t be done in 10 months.
“Would I take the job again? Of course I would. There are very few managers in the world who wouldn’t want to manage Manchester United.”
However, when asked about the situation at the club regarding the present manager, Moyes was full of praise for Louis van Gaal and supported the Dutchman to succeed at the club.
“After Sir Alex the job was going to be very difficult. It was going to take time to rebuild, it was a rebuilding job at Manchester United,” Moyes told The Clare Balding Show.
“You’ve got to remember David Gill left, he was a big influence at Manchester United. I think even what Manchester United stand for, is they keep their managers, they’ve always supported their managers.
“I hope they stick with Louis Van Gaal, he deserves more time, it’s still a work in progress for him, he’s made some signings, from my experience in Spain it will take time for players from abroad to settle in. So, I think they should stick with it.
“They don’t want to become a club which continuously changes their manager.”
Manchester United are now winless in their last 8 encounters in all competitions which has seen the manager under immense pressure. If he is not able to change the fortunes of the club in the next few weeks, Louis van Gaal may well end up losing his job.