Phil Jones: Manchester United mood was worse under David Moyes

by Sid Choudhary

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has denied that the team are at their lowest point under Louis van Gaal, insisting the mood was worse under the reign of David Moyes.

The Reds currently lie fifth in the Premier League table following the loss against Norwich City at Old Trafford on Saturday and have already been knocked out of the Champions League at the first hurdle. Man United don’t seem to be able to reach the heights they did under Sir Alex Ferguson, although Jones is adamant it has been worse before.

Under Moyes, United finished seventh in the league and were knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage by a strong Bayern Munich side. The team’s dismal domestic form meant the Scot did not make it to the end of the season, with Ryan Giggs taking charge for the final four games of the campaign.

“I wouldn’t say it’s the lowest moment. I think it became pretty glum under David Moyes,” Jones said.

While Jones may feel it is a positive that the squad are not at their ‘lowest moment,’ a comparison to Moyes’ tenure is the last thing United fans would have wanted to hear. There was a general consensus that things at the club could not get any worse after Moyes left Old Trafford but, despite Jones’ musings, it is clear the side are in trouble.

There has been talk of players not responding positively to van Gaal’s preferred brand of football and it has shown on the pitch, as United are without a win in over a month.

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