Moyes: Transition a tough one

Manchester United boss David Moyes has warned the transition from 'The Ferguson Era' is going to be tough and could take some time.

Last Updated: 25/09/13 at 13:48 Post Comment

David Moyes: Expects more ups and downs early in United reign

David Moyes: Expects more ups and downs early in United reign

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Focus sharpened on Moyes after United were thrashed 4-1 by Manchester City on Sunday in his first derby as manager at Old Trafford.

But the Scot says the six-year deal he was handed when he took over from Sir Alex Ferguson showed those in charge of the club knew it was going to be a lengthy process to mould the side under a new manager with different ideas.

"I don't think it was ever going to be the case this was going to be easy and smooth after Sir Alex," said Moyes.

"There was always going to be days like this and there might well be more days like this. I hope not, but there will be because that is football.

"It was always going to be tough following such a great manager with a great team and I think people with real football knowledge will know there are probably some changes to be made.

"It is not going to be made in one fell swoop. It is going to be done in time.

"That is why the Manchester United board realised the job that needed to be done was a long-term one.

"I thought I was (prepared) but obviously when you come here then I realise maybe it wasn't. It is a club on its own. It is a fantastic place to work with great players.

"But we have to do well enough to make sure people on the outside think the work we are doing is the right stuff."

Big game

The big games keep coming for Moyes and his side entertain local rivals Liverpool on Wednesday.

"It is a big game for this club," adds the Reds boss.

"It is a big game for Liverpool as well. It is the third round of the cup and it's a big draw. I am looking forward to getting back.

"It is the one thing that happens; you can have bad results but the next game isn't too far away here."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ow.. ten paragraphs on West Ham in winners sections.. wow.. Its really Christmas time!!!.. Forever blowing bubbles..

metal
Premier League Winners And Losers

A

couple of wins and everything is OK! Sorry you still haven't got a striker who can consistently goals. Keep searching. I don't think Liverpool will make top four not even Europa League this time around.

larrylawrence
Rodgers still targets top four

I

f he can find the right player? Surely the manager of one of Europe's top clubs has a well-researched short-list and has a good idea of who he wants to bring on-board? If I can find the right player sounds like someone going out on Saturday night on the pull, and the nearer you get to midnight the lower your standards drop.

CamberleyGooner
Wenger to buy centre-half

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea go three points clear of Man City with 2-0 victory at Stoke

Chelsea will be top of the Premier League table on Christmas Day after beating Stoke 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium.

Italian Super Cup: Napoli beat Juventus 6-5 in penalty shootout after 2-2 draw in Doha

Napoli goalkeeper Rafael was the hero as his side claimed a 6-5 victory on penalties over Juventus in the Italian Super Cup.

Sky Bet Championship: Sami Hyypia quits Brighton after six months in charge

Sami Hyypia has left Brighton after the club accepted his resignation as manager.

Mail Box

Becoming A Proper Fan Again In 2014

Man United fans can thank David Moyes for making them appreciate their club again. We also have mails on Liverpool, Newcastle, another Christmas XI and more...

Wenger Has Made Arsenal Mentally Weak

We have plenty of reaction to yesterday's result, with Mailers sick of Wenger, Mertesacker and Skrtel in particular. Plus why it's not yet time for 'Austin for England'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property