Phil Neville backs West Ham man David Moyes after 'wrong' treatment
Phil Neville has insisted that Manchester United’s decision to sack West Ham manager David Moyes was the “biggest mistake” the club has made in recent years.
The Scot has taken the Hammer from strength to strength as they make waves in Europe despite battling relegation when he first joined the club.
Neville is adamant that he and the 59-year-old didn’t deserve how they were treated at Old Trafford before being moved on.
He told Sky Sports: “If you look back now, it was totally wrong the lack of time he was given.
“The lack of time, the lack of backing, the lack of finances in terms of the investment that other managers have had, that’s the biggest thing.
“When we both left the club at that time, we needed another season, I think we deserved another season. Ten months at Manchester United – at a difficult time when the greatest manager of all time – wasn’t enough.
“He had unbelievable plans to take the club forward in that summer and looking back I think that’s one of the biggest mistakes United have made over the last five or six years since Sir Alex left was not giving David more time. He’s proven now at West Ham, with time he can build a football club to sustain with quality and to be successful.”
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The Red Devils never appreciated Moyes but West Ham certainly do.
Let’s face it, it was an impossible job taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson and fair play to the former Everton boss for trying.
He has been brilliant since coming back to the club but don’t forget – the Hammers nearly made the same mistake after sacking him in 2018 after just six months in charge.
What a mistake it would have been not bringing him back given where the club find itself currently.
The Irons have been brilliant all season long and whilst the players pick up a lot of the credit, the gaffer needs his share too.
Moyes has done an excellent job of building and developing this squad and he can keep on improving it if the owners back him in the summer transfer window.
He really has rescued his career after going completely off the boil after the Manchester United turmoil.
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