Man United star in subtle dig at ex-boss David Moyes

Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has taken a subtle dig at David Moyes as he warns the next boss of the demanding aspects of being manager at Old Trafford.

More than two weeks have passed since Manchester United released former boss David Moyes from his duties, with the club yet to announce his successor despite media speculation surrounding Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal.

Former Everton boss David Moyes was hand-picked by Sir Alex Ferguson to take over the mantle at Old Trafford. However, a disastrous season on the pitch made his position untenable.

The playing staff also have to take their fair share of the blame for a huge slip in standards, especially as the same core of players lifted the Premier League trophy this time 12 months ago.

Whoever takes over knows they have a big job on their hands, and centre-back Rio Ferdinand has stressed the importance of getting to grips with all elements of the club, areas where David Moyes evidently struggled.

“Some people look on the outside and just see it as a football club and you’re managing a team and that’s it for the weekend.” He said, talking on Football Focus.

“There are so many other areas in the club that people don’t see, the commercial area, having to organise players’ appearances throughout the week, to do commercials and stuff like that.”

“It’s the difference between coming from this club to Man United, there are so much different things that are huge – the dieting, the training, the preparation, resting players and their programmes."

David Moyes struggled throughout the season, with his side often hovering between 8th and 6th as the Red Devils failed to mount a top four challenge.

With Louis Van Gaal expected to take over shortly, United supporters will be glad to see a man with ample experience of managing at the very top in the Old Trafford dugout next season.

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