Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has first crack at speaking Spanish

The ex-United boss managed three words most people already know in Spanish during a press conference this week.

Last month David Moyes took his first step back into management after his failed stint at Manchester United, as many predicted, away from British soil.

He took up the difficult task of lifting Spanish side Real Sociedad after a poor start to the season and the loss of key players had greatly affected them at the start of the campaign.

In moving to abroad the former Manchester United 'chosen one' knew he had a difficult task on his hands. Not only did he need to brush up on his knowledge of the Spanish game, adapt his tactics to suit and uproot to San Sebastian - but the language barrier was going to be an issue.

He appointed bi-lingual Billy McKinlay to the coaching staff and has the likes of Carlos Vela who speak English well among the team.

But he admitted he would need to learn Spanish and perhaps a bit of Basque, if he is to get by in La Liga.

Well at least he is not doing a Steve McLaren or Joey Barton, and speaking English in a dodgy accent.

But so far it seems he has only picked up on the numbers and even they seemed to struggle coming to him.

In an interview published by Sky Sports he says:

"I know about the B team. I know some of the players. They have been training with me dos, tres, quattro times but I have not seen them play."


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