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30th Dec 2015

David Moyes wouldn’t do anything different if given his Man United chance again

Tom Victor

Things might not have worked out for David Moyes at Old Trafford, but the Scotsman has no regrets about the way he approached the job.

The former Manchester United manager lasted less than a year in the hotseat after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson, and feels his approach was the right one for a long-term project.

“I would have only done it different if I’d known it was 10 months instead of 6 years,” Moyes said.

“My understanding was that I was going to a club which always looked after their managers, even when they were in trouble and it wasn’t going well, you got your time to sort things out.”


Moyes, who was speaking on The Clare Balding Show on BT Sport, said he would undoubtedly take the job again if offered it and suggested Louis van Gaal should be given more time.

“There are very few managers in the world who wouldn’t want to manage Manchester United,” he added.

“After Sir Alex the job was going to be very difficult. It was going to take time to rebuild, it was a rebuilding job at Manchester United.

“You’ve got to remember David Gill left, he was a big influence at Manchester United. I think even what Manchester United stand for, is they keep their managers, they’ve always supported their managers.”

Watch the full interview with David Moyes on The Clare Balding Show tonight from 8.00pm on BT Sport 1.