Ex United winger implies club & job too big for Moyes

Old Trafford

The current incumbent was never the right man to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, claims Willie Morgan.

Add another name to public detractors of current Manchester United manager David Moyes.

While the Scotsman could not have started his Stretford tenure in a stronger fashion, winning the curtain-raising Community Shield then thumping Swansea City 4-1, however, there have been multiple periods of abject performances, substandard form and far too many sides have breached the defences of what was once a solid Old Trafford fortress.

The decision-making when it comes to recruitment and management has baffled former United winger Willie Morgan, a 69-year-old who stayed for seven years in the late 1960s/1970s and whose goals were vital in the club's return to the old first division.

He told the Manchester Evening News: 'I don't think Moyes was the right man. He has bought Marouane Fellaini for £27.5m and given Nani a new five-year contract when they have been trying to sell him for ages.'

Other criticisms focus not just on Moyes, but those who employed him in the first place as Morgan ponders what Moyes did to warrant succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson. Morgan also believes there are too few elite-level players on the roster.

'What credentials did he have to take over the biggest club in the world? But I have nothing against him. I hope he is successful. But I just don't see it. Not with the players he has got.

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"United might have won the league by 11 points last year but Moyes inherited the weakest squad we have had for a long, long time. If Robin van Persie had not been in the team last year they would have finished halfway up the league.

'He was the difference and now Van Persie is injured.'

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