Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has suggested that current gaffer Louis van Gaal is not doing any better than him as manager of the club.
Moyes succeeded legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson after he retired from the game but lasted just ten months as he was fired for poor performances and the club failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
In came, Louis van Gaal immediately after a very successful 2014 World Cup and restored the Red Devils to the Champions League but has struggled this season after crashing out of the competition and not doing pretty well in the Premier League.
The Dutchman has come under increasing pressure from the media and it all heightened last weekend when he lost 2-1 away to Sunderland amid reports of his imminent replacement by former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho but Moyes reckons that he was unfairly removed from the job.
“There’s so much media attention on Louis van Gaal just now,” Moyes said, speaking on Goals on Sunday. “When I lost my job, he was lauded by everybody in football – by you people, the media and everybody else. Now many of you are the ones saying he should lose his job.
“If you got to Manchester United, that’s what you get. You get an awful lot of media attention, but I still believe I was the right person to take the job.”
The former Real Sociedad manager stated that the UEFA Champions League is an important competition and fifth place Manchester United cannot afford to not qualify for the competition this season.
“I knew Manchester United need to qualify for the Champions League,” he said.
“I think Manchester United need to be there. They are a club of status and want to be at that level, if not more. They want to be winning it if they can, nevermind qualifying for it. That’s what happens at Manchester United. It’s that level.”
Manchester United have 41 points and have scored 33 goals after 26 games this season.