Legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that the club didn’t make a mistake by appointing David Moyes as his successor.
Speaking in an interview with the BBC, the former United boss believes that Moyes was the right choice for the club at the time.
Moyes lasted just eight months in the job after United opted to sack him due to disappointing results, with Louis van Gaal now in the role for the past year and a half.
However, despite his short tenure at Old Trafford, Moyes was seen as a stable operator who had earned his opportunity after an impressive spell at Everton, according to Ferguson in the interview.
In contrast, it was always expected to be a difficult job for the Scottish tactician given that he would oversee a club and squad that had been led to such great levels of success under their former manager.
With that cloud hanging over him, it only served to add to the pressure to get results, and the club’s inability to show a genuine chance of qualifying for the Champions League was undoubtedly a breaking point.
Meanwhile, in the discussion for ‘Secrets of Success’, a documentary to be aired on BBC One on Sunday, Ferguson dismissed accusations that he left an ageing team at Old Trafford.
The 73-year-old insisted that it was “nonsense” to suggest that, given that in his 20 years at the club, his squad regularly averaged around 27 or 28 years of age with his final group of players winning the Premier League title by 11 points before his departure.