David Moyes: 'I did not fail at Manchester United'

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes says that he would have proved a success at Old Trafford had he been given more time.

David Moyes has hit out at former club Manchester United for dismissing him before he could prove himself at Old Trafford.

Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson last May, but lasted less than a year in the "impossible job" after being sacked in April for presiding over the club's worst season in the Premier League era.

The 51-year-old claimed that he was "devastated" to part company with the Red Devils, and remains convinced that he would have turned things around had United's hierarchy granted him more time.

"It was a step into the unknown and, looking back now, it was near enough the impossible job," the former Everton boss told reporters.

"I was devastated to lose the job because it was something I felt I could make a real success of. We knew it was going to take time to make the necessary changes. It was going to take time to evolve.

"But we were in the process of making other important changes. In the end, I don't feel I was given time to succeed or fail."

Louis van Gaal got his United career off to a losing start as the Premier League giants slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City - their first opening-day loss at home since 1972.

Did Moyes deserve more time at United?

Yes
No
Yes
49.1%
No
50.9%
Manchester United's newly-appointed Dutch manager Louis van Gaal poses for pictures with retired English footballer Sir Bobby Charlton during a photocall at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on July 17, 2014
Read Next:
Five key figures on PL opening day
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account