Sir Alex Ferguson has updated his autobiography to include details of David Moyes' eight months in charge as his replacement.
Ferguson reveals that when the newspapers broke the story that Moyes was going to be sacked following the 2-0 defeat against Everton, he received a text from Moyes asking whether there was any truth to the rumours.
Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissedsuggestions that he is partly responsiblefor Manchester United's decline, claimingit is absurd to think he left behind an ageing team and an "antiquated" club and insisting that he wasn't the only person responsible for theappointment of David Moyes.
Ferguson described as "nonsense" the suggestion that Moyes had inherited a team in decline, saying the problem for his successor was that he had found it "a massive jump" to move to Old Trafford and "hadn't realised just how big United is as a club.
Ferguson admits Moyes didn't listen to his advice - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A lot has been said, discussed and written about David Moyes's calamitous tenure at Manchester United. It started with an euphoria before anxiety and fear crept in, and it didn't take much long for the fans to realise their "Chosen One" is completely out-of-his-depth and incapable of handling a big club like Manchester United.
David Moyes ready to return after Manchester United misadventure - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
David Moyes has recently said in an interview with BBC that he is ready to come back to coaching after a disastrous spell last season with Manchester United. The 51 year old who was sacked after less than an year at Old Trafford said, "I am ready to return.
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he still hates to see United losing to Liverpool and Manchester City, an event which, courtesy of David Moyes, Fergie got to experience more often that he'd have bargained for last season.
In an exclusive interview with MUTVin an interview broadcast on Monday evening entitled Sir Alex: Life After Management, the former United manager admitted emotions still run high in him when United face their two main rivals.
So says former Manchester United manager David Moyes in the Daily Telegraph.
The Scot is raring to return to football but this time around it'll be on his own terms.
"Picking my next job is vitally important, I'm well aware of that. I have an open mind as to what it will be and where it will be – if it's in the Premier League or in the UK that's fine but if it's abroad then I'm okay with that".
Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Borussia Dortmund have had a terrible start to their new campaign. They are currently lying 13th in the Bundesligawith only seven points on board and 10 points behind Bayern Munich, title challenge is almost as good as over before it really started.
Louis van Gaal's tenure at Manchester United is now six Premier League matches old, with the addition of one match in the Capital One Cup. United were placed into the second round of this competition courtesy of the club's seventh placed finish last term, something which the Old Trafford club haven't experienced since 1995.
It hasn't really gone to plan for Manchester United has it? Unwanted records are being broken and despite spending a vast sum in the summer transfer window and shipping out a number of players too, the squad still looks unbalanced.
In amongst the gloom though there have been some signs of encouragement.
Thank you, David Moyes. It's not something most Manchester United fans ever thought they would say, given the horrendous season the Scot oversaw at our club. Still, I'll say it again. Thank you, David Moyes.
There were points, last season, when it felt like United were in danger of spiralling into irrevocable decline.
Javier Hernandez has said that he left Manchester United because the club didn't believe in him and he has embraced the opportunity of making the most of his season-long loan at Real Madrid.
Having played a pivotal role in United's title-winning campaigns in 2011 and 2013, Hernandez fell out of favour under David Moyes last season, making only six starts before being shipped out on loan on transfer deadline day this summer.
Rio Ferdinand has hit out at David Moyes for trying to impose a vision on United, despite the Scotsman, who was also lambasted for adopting "embarrassing" tactics, himself not being too clear about the plan.
Ferdinand returned to Old Trafford on Sunday after leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer, having brought a 10-year career at United to an end in disappointing fashion as the club endured an absolute nightmare of a season under the former Everton manager, who was criticised by Ferdinand for creating a "bad vibe".
Wilf Zaha had a fairly miserable time in his first year as a Manchester United player. Having been signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in the January before he retired, David Moyes clearly wasn't a fan of the young winger and barely played him.
Louis van Gaal has sent Zaha on loan to the club we bought him from, Crystal Palace, but the player hasn't given up on a United future.
Adnan Januzaj hasn't had much playing time this season and was used in the centre of midfield against MK Dons. When asked what his favourite position is, he was very clear with his answer, but insists he is happy to play anywhere for Manchester United.
After struggling at Manchester United, Shinji Kagawa returns to the Bundesliga with a point to prove is a post from: Just Football
by Jack Dowell
When young fledgelings fly the nest and leave the place they are most comfortable for life's next step it's easy to point the finger on their premature return, questioning their lack of moral fibre, ability or drive to succeed.
Have we seen the best of Wayne Rooney? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Wayne Rooney undoubtedly stands out as one of the best English players of his generation. He has been England's best forward for the past ten years or so and is truly a "world class" player in his own right.
At 28, he has played over 600 games for both club and country and has scored over 260 goals in his career.
I don't see this one lasting even as long David Moyes did
A couple in Uganda epitomised the global reach of Premier League football by having a Manchester United-themed wedding, although it seems from the photos that it was the groom rather than the bride who was behind the idea.
August for Manchester United didn't go as expected –but then it sort of went exactly as expected, in the back of our minds, at least since David Moyes made it his mission to make us all a little more humble. It turns out that, yes, there would be no quick fix. Even the manager says it'll take three months before it finally starts to click.
Manchester United officially announced the signing of Angel di Maria amid the backdrop of a 4-0 insult at the hands of impudent league one side MK Dons. So abject was their display that if you were watching both teams for the first time you would struggle to believe United was the team purchasing the£60 million player.
At the beginning of last season, the average tenure of a manager in the Premier League was 2 years and 2 months. This is comparable with the tenure of managers in Serie A and La Liga, and slightly less than the tenure of a coach in the Bundesliga. What this means to a soccer fan of a top flight club is that your team, no matter where the club is in the table, has a good chance of turning over management every three years.
Louis Van Gaal's "Red Devil Revolution" might have won over the British press quickly but how is he serving as an effective custodian of Manchester United's future? David Moyes made an effort to transition properly to the next era of Manchester United players giving Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck more time on the pitch and worked to transition the backline.
We held a poll of likely new managers at Newcastle, should Mike Ashley decide to call time on Alan Pardew's reign at Newcastle, with David Moyes the overwhelming favorite to become the next Newcastle manager should that happen, and St. Etienne manager Christophe Galtier was in third place in the voting, behind Roberto di Matteo [.
Five points from his first five Premier League games was not what Louis Van Gaal had in mind. Although the Dutchman's new sides are notoriously slow starters, not many would have predicted Manchester United picking up such a lowly points tally against three newly promoted sides, Sunderland and Swansea City.