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Ex-Man Utd Boss Bemoans Defensive Mistakes

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has bemoaned Real Sociedad’s mistakes in their huge 4-0 loss to Villareal at the weekend.

Moyes had led the Spanish side to two undefeated games in La Liga after taking charge of the club, but that record fell away against the Yellow Submarine of the Spanish league.

The Basque side had not even conceded under Moyes prior to the mauling from Villareal.

Moyes has become something of a figure of fun back in England after his incredibly unsuccessful spell at Old Trafford.

He led the Red Devils to seventh in the Premier League, hugely missing out on his targets in the league and in other competitions after replacing Alex Ferguson as his chosen successor.

Replacement Louis van Gaal has also struggled at times, losing 4-0 to MK Dons in the League Cup.

Moyes focused on his team’s display after the game, and admitted that the result could have been far worse.

He said: “It could have been more, we could have lost more goals. We made some terrible mistakes, defensively bad mistakes, especially with the third and fourth goals.

“I don’t think the first goal was a free-kick, I think it was the wrong decision to give the free-kick, but the best team won.

“In the first 20 minutes of the game we had some opportunities, but not enough tonight. We knew we were coming to a difficult ground and we wanted to be hard to beat, and for 50-60 minutes we were, but in the end [it was] not good enough.”


Ferguson Blames Moyes’s Lack Of Understanding For Man Utd Failure

Alex Ferguson has hit back at critics of the state that he left Manchester United in, instead suggesting that it was the fact that David Moyes did not realise how big Man Utd were that caused his downfall, as reported by The Guardian.

Writing in his updated autobiography, Ferguson suggests that it was a “massive jump” from Everton to Old Trafford.

He also wrote: “He hadn’t realised just how big United is as a club.”

Ferguson further suggests that the change in playing style under Moyes was somewhat to blame, saying: “The reason for playing at speed was that United players had been accustomed to operating that way.

“If the tempo slowed for any reason, I would be into them at half-time. ‘This is not us,’ I would say. Playing with speed never hindered our results. It was our way: energy and determination in the last third of the pitch.”

Moyes’s time at Old Trafford was punctuated by frequent disappointment for Man Utd fans, who saw their club change from champions of the Premier League to a side struggling in mid table.

The results achieved under the Scotland manager ultimately saw them finish in seventh, missing out on European football for the first time since the start of the Premier League era as a result.

Louis van Gaal replaced him in the summer, and salvaged a point at West Brom last night.

Liverpool Boss Speaks Of Respect For “Incredible” Everton Manager

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he holds a big admiration for former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes, as reported by the Daily Star.

Moyes has become something of a figure of fun to fans after his spell in charge of the Old Trafford club, which saw the Red Devils drop to seventh in the Premier League last season.

Regular disappointments were served up to fans of Man Utd last season, with a 3-0 loss against Liverpool at Old Trafford a particular low-light for Moyes’s side.

He saw his contract terminated before the end of the season, having failed to lead Man Utd to a European place.

However, prior to his time with Man Utd, Moyes had had an extended spell in charge of Everton, which impressed many.

10 years of relatively sustained success with the Toffees saw Moyes given the big job, but Rodgers respects him for his time at his Merseyside rivals.

He said: “There are many people and managers I have a big admiration for.

“I look at David Moyes and the incredible job he did at Everton although he didn’t win a trophy.

“People might look at me in the next number of years and if I win some trophies they might say that’s a success, but I believe my success was the 15 years before that, leading up to that, my success and my journey as a manager and working with young players.

“That’s what I deem as my success.”