Manchester United flop Manucho scores winning goal v David Moyes in Spain

David Moyes Interview - 23/02/2014

Rayo Vallecano beat Real Sociedad 1-0 at the Anoeta last night.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson took the odd gamble when snapping up players. The likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Peter Schmeichel and Nemanja Vidic paid off. Then there are the players such as Eric Djemba-Djemba, Bebe and Kleberson. It is fair to say that Sir Alex did not always get it right. Another player in this category would have to be Angolan striker Manucho.

He signed for United from Angolan side Petro Atletico in 2008 but he spent just one year at the club before moving on to Spanish outfit Valladolid.

Manucho, who has also spent time on loan at Panathinaikos, Hull City, Maniaspor and Bucaspor, managed just three goals in 26 appearances for the club last season and after five years at the club he was on the move again.

He managed to land a deal at fellow La Liga outfit Rayo Vallecano on a free transfer.

So far he has struggled for goals once again, despite the 31-year-old having an excellent record of 22 goals in 49 international appearances for Angola.

But his goal yesterday was certainly of note, as it came against another man who only lasted one season at Manchester United - David Moyes.

Manucho scored the only goal for Vallecano as they defeated Moyes's new team Real Sociedad at the Anoeta, inflicting Moyes' first home defeat as coach of the San Sebastian based outfit.

It was Manucho's second goal for the club in 20 appearances, so again, hardly prolific. But at least he won the battle of the Manchester United flops last night.

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