David Moyes: I have no regrets about taking the Manchester United job

by Harry Robinson

David Moyes has insisted he has no regrets over taking the Manchester United job after Sir Alex Ferguson‘s retirement in 2013.

The Scot was sacked from the role just nine months into his tenure after a terrible first season in charge.

Man United finished seventh that season, their worst finish in Premier League history. Moyes’ career has hardly bounced back, being sacked as Real Sociedad manager as he tried life in La Liga before leaving Sunderland.

“I have no ­regrets about taking the United job,” Moyes said.When you get offered a job like that you take it. When you compare my season to what Jose achieved last season it is about those small margins.

“When you get offered a job like that you take it. When you compare my season to what Jose achieved last season it is about those small margins. United were always going to have to go through a difficult time when Alex left.

“You only have to see how much money they have spent over the last three years just to build a team capable of ­challenging for the title again to see how difficult the job was.”

Moyes also blamed his failed spell at Old Trafford on a poor first transfer window, partially caused by David Gill leaving as Chief Executive and being replaced by a then-inexperienced Ed Woodward.

There is certainly some evidence for that, but even so, the performances on show from a Premier League-winning side were atrocious.

However, would Jose Mourinho really have done as well as he has now had Moyes not taken the blow of following Sir Alex Ferguson? It’s impossible to tell, but Moyes had a tricky task.

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