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15th Feb 2017

David Moyes comes in for criticism as Arsenal get hammered by Bayern Munich

The internet has a long memory...

Robert Redmond

David Moyes is currently in New York with his Sunderland team.

The Premier League’s bottom side are on a mid-season break in the Big Apple, and their manager is hatching a plan to prevent them from being relegated.

He has absolutely nothing to do with the Champions League last 16 first leg tie between Bayern Munich and Arsenal, yet many on social media were mentioning Moyes.

Bayern beat Arsenal 5-1, and Thiago Alcantara was absolutely brilliant. The Spanish midfielder scored twice and set-up Thomas Muller for the game’s final goal.

He was, according to football statistics website Who Scored, the best player on the pitch.

You’re probably thinking what has this got to do with poor ol’ Moysey?

Well, Moyes, when he was Manchester United manager back in 2013, reportedly turned down the chance to sign Thiago from Barcelona because he wasn’t convinced of his talents.

According to Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague, Moyes passed on signing the player, as he didn’t think he could cut in the Premier League.

Thiago went to Bayern instead, and showed against Arsenal he is perfectly suited to playing against Premier League sides.

The internet has a long memory though, and didn’t forget Moyes’ reported blunder.

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