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Manchester United Fans React To ‘Deluded’ David Moyes Comments

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Manchester United Manager David Moyes celebrates at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 10, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

‘Moyesey’ is coming ‘home’ for Christmas as his Sunderland side travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on boxing day.

The sight of the so called ‘Chosen One’ may make United fans throw up their turkey and ham as it will remind them of one of the worst season in recent memory the club have went through.

Alex Ferguson left a side that had strolled to the title by eleven points the previous season before Moyes somehow turned the exact same side plus Fellaini and Mata into a seventh place team.

After a typical tame 2-0 defeat at Everton in April 2014, Moyes was rightly dismissed after less than a season in charge. In truth, he should never have been even mentioned for the job in the first place. It was far too big.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: David Moyes manager of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on April 20, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Moyes added fuel to the fire ahead of the boxing day clash with his pre match press conference when discussing his opponents tradition.

“I can say that’s gone. There have been a few changes at Manchester United but that’s the way they have chosen to go. They were a football club who enjoyed traditions with the way they spent.

They didn’t try to compete with all the other clubs. They did what they thought was the right thing to do and spent the right way. Maybe that has had to change because of the current situation.

[But] Sir Alex [Ferguson] went out and bought wisely and correctly in the transfer market and what he thought he needed to do.”

He also spoke about his transfer targets that were never going to happen and claimed he was treated unfairly by the club, as he’d have been successful if given more time.

“When I first went in my real target was Gareth Bale. I felt all along that Gareth Bale was a Manchester United player. I fought right until the last minute. We actually offered a bigger deal than Real Madrid. But Gareth had his mind made up on going to Real Madrid. That was, in my mind, the player I really wanted to bring to Manchester United.

“The other one was Cesc Fabregas, who we thought we would get right up until the last minute. I remember when I first met Sir Alex and he always said there was a chance Ronaldo might come back. So that was the level we were targeting. I was not going out to bring in seven, eight players, because we had a squad which had just won the league.

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 09: Danny Welbeck of Manchester United challenges Toni Kroos of Bayern Muenchen during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Manchester United at Allianz Arena on April 9, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“Toni Kroos was agreed to come in the summer. I had agreed it with Toni himself and his agent. Sometimes you don’t get deals done. Gareth Bale, we were probably behind all along, Real Madrid were well in for it. The Cesc one was disappointing. It was very close. And Toni Kroos came up in January – it was done.

A lot of players come into Manchester United and have not necessarily made the difference. But I think that, given time and having got to this period, I would have hoped I would be working with a successful team now.”

Manchester United fans reacted on Twitter and were not too impressed.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.