Friday, June 22, 2018

Moyes admits transition to Manchester United has been difficult

Manchester united boss David Moyes has admitted that his transition to the Old Trafford hotseat has been a difficult one

Manchester united boss David Moyes has admitted that his transition to the Old Trafford hotseat has been a difficult one

Manchester United boss David Moyes has admitted the transition from Everton to United has been difficult at times.

The new Red Devils boss has already come in for criticism in his reign as United. However, the Scot has vowed to make his team successful.


The transition to Manchester United boss was never going to be easy for Moyes.

Although Everton are a relatively big club, United are another step-up in terms of stature. The new United boss told Inside United:

“The transition from Everton to United has been difficult at times as I have hard decisions to make. Everton are a great club and I was proud to manage them.

“I can’t deny Manchester United are on another level. Let’s be honest, it would be a step up from just about any club in the world.”


United’s fans main gripe about David Moyes’ performance as United so far is the lack of players arriving at Old Trafford this summer. The Red Devils look to have missed out on main target Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, after the Catalan giants stated that the ex-Arsenal star is not for sale this summer.

Manchester United fans are frustrated by Moyes not bringing in any new additions to his squad this summer. The Scot was infamous for the slowness and caution in his transfer dealings while at Everton though.


Moyes did a very good job at Everton on a relatively small budget. He kept the Toffees competitive in one of the best leagues in the world and he must take some credit for it. The Scot is now at United though and he has far bigger resources available to him.

It should be easy for him to improve his squad, but old habits die hard. Moyes is unlikely to just change his character overnight. There seems to be a reluctance to spend money or bring in players.

Quality players may be hard to find, but with the resources available to him the former-Toffees boss should have strengthened his United squad by now. Most players have their price and United are crying out for a quality central midfielder.

The Red Devils were believed to be interested in signing Thiago Alcantara and Kevin Strootman, who moved to Bayern Munich and Roma respectively. Both players would have improved the centre of the United midfield, but neither arrived.


Moyes looks like he is back to square one with his hunt for new additions this summer. The champions are again being linked with a double swoop for Everton pair Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.

Opinion amongst the United fans seems to be split on the Toffees pair. Moyes seems to be going back to what he knows, as he seeks to adapt to life at one of the world’s biggest football clubs. He seems slightly lost at the moment and maybe a few familiar faces would help him feel more comfortable in his relatively new surroundings.


On Sunday David Moyes could claim the first silverware of his career, as his team take on FA Cup winners Wigan in the Community Shield at Wembley. Moyes had this to say about the potential of winning his first piece of silverware:

“Of course I will be trying to make the Community Shield the first trophy of many, but if we win it’s really something that will have been earned by Sir Alex. It’s because of his good work in the Premier League last season that we’re in the Community Shield.

“I will do my best to finish off the job, but it’s Sir Alex who will deserve a lot of the credit if we’re successful at Wembley. I cannot wait to get the season started.

“I know it won’t always be easy, but I just hope we can all work together. My goal is to be successful and have a winning team. I hope that over the years we can have plenty of success.”

If United do beat the Latic’s on Sunday at Wembley then David Moyes may have to savour it, because if United do not strengthen their squad he might be waiting for a while before his team wins another trophy.


I do believe that given time David Moyes has the right attributes to be Manchester United boss. He has also inherited a good group of players. However, in modern football bosses are not given a major amount of time to be successful.

It is imperative that the Red Devils make a good start to the season, or Mr Moyes may be finding life even more difficult at Old Trafford.

Is David Moyes the right manager for Manchester United?


David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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