Moyes is clearly not happy by the run in for the Red Devils.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes claims that the opening Premier League fixtures for the club are the hardest the Red Devils have had for “20 years.”
Moyes will be taking charge of the English champions for the first time in the league on Saturday against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, having succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson after 26-and-a-half years of the Scot being at the helm.
Yet the 50-year-old hints that United may have been given a tough opening run-in of Swansea away, Chelsea at home, Liverpool away, Crystal Palace at home and then Manchester City away, due to their dominance last term.
“I find it hard to believe that’s the way the balls came out of the bag, that’s for sure,” the former Everton boss was quoted on BBC Sport.
“I hope it’s not because Manchester United won the league quite comfortably last year [that] the fixtures have been made much more difficult.”
It’s clear that Moyes faces a tough task to try and emulate Ferguson and it’s unknown how much time the Old Trafford faithful – who are used to winning – will give the Glaswegian before becoming disgruntled.
The manager won the first ever piece of silverware in the Scot’s career when United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the Community Shield on Sunday, but it will be a much sterner test in south Wales come this weekend.
Other than hosting Palace at Old Trafford, none of the first five matches for Moyes look like certain victories and the boss could be in for a rough debut season.