Good ol’ Davey Moyes. Just as you think it’s probably worth him keeping quiet for a while given his performance as a manager over the last five years, back he comes again.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror in which Moyes basically tried to tout himself for a new job, the Scot explained that nothing that happened at Manchester United was really his fault.
Spectacularly, Moyes claimed that it was a question of “small margins”. Like the small margin between first and seventh, David?
“Jose has his opinion, but there was always going to be a transitional period after Sir Alex’s time was over,” Moyes said.
“There was a changing of the guard. Not only did I replace Alex, David Gill had also stepped down as chief executive and Ed Woodward came in.
“So it was always going to take time. Yes, I took over the champions, but clubs like Chelsea and Man City spent huge amounts of that money that summer in a bid to overtake us.
“And it was difficult for me to go into Old Trafford and rip up the team that had just ran away with the title.
“Having said that, things would have been a lot different if we had landed our main transfer targets.
“We were in for Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas.
“Getting them would have been the perfect start in terms of reshaping the squad I inherited.
“Having said that, I accept totally that when you are manager of Manchester United, you have to win.
“But I don’t think there is a manager out there who would have been able to do something better or quicker in the time I was given after Sir Alex retired. It was all about small margins.”
Sorry David, but that’s rot. Absolute rot.