‘Manchester United was never going to be a revolution. It was evolution’: David Moyes hits back at Rio Ferdinand criticism of taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson and insists ‘I had to put my stamp on the club’
- David Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United back in 2013
- The Scot lasted less than a year in the job and has received criticism since
- United have gone through a further three managers since Moyes was sacked
David Moyes has defended his time in charge of Manchester United amid recent criticism from former defender Rio Ferdinand.
Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 but lasted less than a year in the job and the club have since struggled to reach their former heights.
However the 56-year-old, in talking to BBC Radio Scotland, asserts that he was a ‘good fit’ when arriving from Everton.
David Moyes has defended his time in charge of Manchester United amid recent criticsm
He said: ‘I look at it in many ways. They’re very experienced players, they will have seen how good managers work so they’ll see it differently – but I had to put my stamp on Manchester United.
‘The big thing about Manchester United… Manchester United was never going to be a revolution, it was evolution and it was going to take time and it would be a slow change.
‘It couldn’t be a quick change because they had players that were getting a bit older and they were going to have to be changed around.
‘When you look back I think people would say it was quite obvious it was going to take a bit of time for Manchester United to change things around.’
Ferdinand felt that Moyes wasted the opportunity to build on Ferguson’s legacy at Old Trafford.
Former defender Rio Ferdinand has been critical of Moyes’ short tenure at Old Trafford