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Moyes: United Should Keep Van Gaal

Moyes: United Should Keep Van Gaal

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has expressed his opinion on the current management situation at the club.

Dutchman Louis van Gaal’s position at the club has been put under massive scrutiny in recent times after helping the Red Devils to their worst run of games for over 20 years. They currently have the worst form in the Premier League, and are win-less in all competitions in their last 8 games.

United have been knocked out of the Champions League, as well as the Capital One Cup – and are now out of the Premier League’s top four.


However former boss David Moyes, who spent just 10 months in charge at United before being sacked, believes Louis van Gaal deserves more time at the club and should not be sacked.

“What Manchester United stand for is that they keep their managers, they’ve always supported their managers,” Moyes told BT Sport.

“They don’t want to become a club which continuously changes their manager.”

“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 and from my experience in Spain it will take time for players from abroad to settle in. So, I think they should stick with it.”

Moyes then spoke about his time at United, and expressed his disappointment at being shown the door:

“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. It couldn’t be done in 10 months.”

On the subject of whether he would take the Old Trafford managerial job again, he added:

“Of course I would. There are very few managers in the world who wouldn’t want to manage Manchester United.”

[All quotes sourced via BBC Sport]