Moyes admits Man Utd mistakes
Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that he is disappointed with how his first season in charge of the Premier League champions has gone overall, the Daily Telegraph is reporting.
His predecessor, Sir Alex Ferguson, left a legacy of 13 Premier League titles and Champions League triumphs among several other trophies, and Moyes was the man selected to follow on from that success.
However, after dispensing with most of Ferguson’s backroom staff last summer, Moyes has only been able to guide the Red Devils to seventh place in the Premier League ahead of the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Tuesday, although they have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Reflecting on some disappointing results and performances this season, the 50-year-old Scot said: “They have definitely hurt. They have hurt more because I joined Manchester United with big expectations myself – that I was coming to the winning football club.
“I’ve got a winning mentality and that’s what I wanted to do, so I’m disappointed with myself and I’m disappointed that we’ve been unable to do that. But it has not been for the want of trying, that’s for sure.”
When asked if he had made mistakes this season, Moyes added: “Look, it wouldn’t be right to say that there are things you wouldn’t maybe look at in a different way. I’ve looked back at many things and I think most of the things we’ve carried out, we would continue to do so.
“I move on [after setbacks], but the first thing you always do is look at what you’ve done yourself and then move on and see if it’s something I maybe could have done better.’
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