David Moyes: “I’ll take the Old Trafford job again, Manchester should give Van Gaal time”

David MoyesFormer Man Utd boss David Moyes says he would take the Old Trafford job again and has urged the club to give Louis van Gaal more time.

David Moyes would love the chance to go back and manage Manchester United but he is urging the club to avoid a repeat of his early sacking and keep faith with Louis van Gaal.

Moyes was given less than a year in charge at Old Trafford as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor but he has insisted that his approach to the job would only have altered had he known he would not be kept on for the duration of his six-year contract. “I wouldn’t have done anything different,” he said.

“I would have only done it different if I’d known it was 10 months instead of six years. 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, who 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.” Telegraph

Moyes was sacked in April 2014 as United headed for a seventh-place finish in the Premier League, their worst in the top-flight since 1990. But his record at this stage of the one season Moyes – seeking a return to management after being sacked by Real Sociedad last November – was given at United was superior to that of Van Gaal in the current campaign.
Under Moyes in 2013-14, United had 34 points at the halfway stage, compared to the 30 they have now, and also reached the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup and the last eight of the Champions League. Telegraph

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