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PICTURE: The Telegraph's zinging edit to David Moyes' comments

David Moyes

New Manchester United boss David Moyes has had his Champions League credentials, or lack of them, reminded.

David Moyes must feel a little of an outsider at Manchester United at the moment, yesterday daring to bring up the Champions League, a competition he has never quite got stuck into.

He said: "I've been in the Champions League, watched loads of games and managed in the Europa League - everybody has to start somewhere."

Except the Telegraph, running the quotes, somewhat cruelly decided to edit them and remind fans that he had not really been in the Champions League, just the qualifying section.

It's a bit like an older brother putting a sibling down by reminding them they haven't really met Mickey Mouse at Disneyland, but a bloke in a giant animal suit instead.

Telegraph Edit

Moyes' took Everton into the Champions League qualifiers just under a decade ago now, but saw his Toffees side crash to Villareal without reaching the group stages, then the competition is judged to start aproper.

The paper's edit is an illustration that Moyes is not the experienced boss United may need in this tricky transition moment, but he will have to learn fast to show his adaptability, and capability that he really is the right man for the job.

He is right he has to learn somewhere; his 'watched loads of games' comment sounds pretty amateurish too, but if he can get United off to a cracking start once the groups are drawn, his inexperience at the elite level will quickly be forgotten.

Can Moyes be a success in Europe? How confident do you feel?

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