Rio Ferdinand explains why Moyes flopped at United!

Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand explains why David Moyes flopped at Manchester United, during his short stint at the club!

Rio Ferdinand explains why Moyes tanked at Man United.

Alex Ferguson retired as a Manchester United manager in 2013.

Five years have gone since his retirement, and United is still not as strong as with the Scotsman.

The man who was handpicked to replace Ferguson was David Moyes, a long term Everton manager (at the time). He was picked by Ferguson himself, but that ended as very poor pick.

Moyes was manager of United for one season, in which the club visibly regressed in terms of performances on the pitch.

Moyes had a lot of criticism for his time at United and his managerial career still hasn’t recovered to this day.

Rio Ferdinand has decided to explain why Moyes flopped at United.

Talking about it for BT Sport, Ferdinand saw a big difference between Moyes and Ferguson.

“Moyes’ hands were on everything at the club, you can do that at Everton, but at Utd, you’ve got to delegate. SAF trusted others.

“We played first not to get beat, then to see what we could get from the game. Before we were always on the front foot. That mindset came from being an Everton manager.”

Ferdinand is quite right with his observation, as Moyes never before managed a club of United’s stature.

“Before, we were always on the front foot!”

Everton (was) is a lot “smaller” club with different priorities. They were never trying to win the league, as survival in the Premier League was always the main goal.

At United, getting a trophy is necessary. That’s why Moyes would always be the wrong choice to replace someone like Ferguson at the club like United.

Moyes basically ended up as the man in the wrong place, and he left United after one season.

Its hard to say that United is “flourishing” under Mourinho, but they look the strongest since Ferguson.

United will probably never be as powerful as they were with Ferguson. Still, they have a very strong squad and could very well win the league this season.

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