Former Manchester United manager David Moyes says he was treated unfairly during his short stint in charge at Old Trafford.
Moyes, 53, left United after less than a season into a six-year contract during the 2013/2014 campaign. Ryan Giggs took over for the remainder of the season as United finished in a disappointing 7th place. Moyes, who took over at Sunderland as manager after the departure of Sam Allardyce, still insists that he was not given a proper chance at Old Trafford.
“You don’t get offered those big jobs – Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United – for no reason,” Moyes said.
“I’ve said all along I was unfairly treated there. When you sign a six-year contract and you end up with 10 months … yeah, I believe I was.
“I didn’t win enough football matches but you must say there were mitigating circumstances. And I think you could say there are maybe things which have gone on since then that would actually justify that even more so.
“What my time at Manchester United gave me is an unbelievable idea of what it is at the top. I believe that’s where I can work and that’s where I should be working, and my level is that.”
After he was fired from United, Moyes took over La Liga side Real Sociedad in November 2014, but was let go after just over a year after a poor start to the 2015/2016 season.