Moyes predicts more troubled times to come at Man Utd
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted he can see more problems on the horizon for the Premier League champions, the Guardian has reported, but he has vowed to keep fighting after revealing he feels the starting XI needs more quality.
Moyes suffered a heavy defeat in his first Manchester derby since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson, going down 4-1 against Manchester City - having also lost to Liverpool at Anfield. The Merseyside Reds are United’s next opponents, in the Capital One Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday, but the newspaper suggests Moyes appears to be having doubts about the standard of players within the squad he was left by Ferguson.
“I think a lot of people thought Manchester United [winning the title] last season, that it was probably the form of the other teams that was poor,” Moyes said, adding: “I don't think it's actually the squad, I think we've got numbers. I think maybe we've got work to do to bring in players not for the squad but to go right into the team.” The former Everton boss also said that with a new manager will eventually come new players, after signing only Toffees midfielder Marouane Fellaini during the summer.
Acknowledging that until he can call on a higher calibre of player he will continue to be criticised for any disappointing results, Moyes said: “I've taken the punches and I'm happy to do that. Not for a minute did I think this Manchester United job was going to be an easy job. There will be days like we had on Sunday and there might be more of them because we are in a period where there will be transition.”
United are currently eighth in the Premier League table, having won two and lost two of their five games. The other result was a goalless draw at home with Chelsea as United trail early leaders Arsenal by five points.
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