‘It’s my team now’: David Moyes gives defiant interview ahead of daunting first season at Manchester United

By Marios Papaloizou

Manchester United boss David Moyes has sent a stark message to any doubters that claim he is not in full control at the club.

It had been speculated that, with Sir Alex taking a new role at the club, Moyes would be operating in the shadow of the iconic manager.

However, speaking in an interview with the Daily Mail, Moyes has hit back at any suggestions that he does not have total control.

“It’s my team now. I have taken over, I’m in charge,” said the 50-year-old scot.

 Moyes remains calm about the presence of Sir Alex at the club and has stated that he will make sure he uses the opportunity to gain from the legendary boss’ vast experience.

“I will use the ex-manager as much as I can because of his knowledge, but it is my team now and I have to take responsibility for that,” he said.

The former Everton manager is keen to ensure a smooth transition from Sir Alex’s reign to his own.

“It has to be a new era. Whatever we say, my job now is to make my history,” said Moyes.

“I’m going to follow someone who has made incredible history.

“I have to make sure that my history and my time is something which the fans and people in the future talk about.”

The fiery manager has a reputation for intense training sessions and demanding high levels of fitness from his players.

With United doing double training sessions during their pre-season tour Moyes is living up to his reputation.

“I think I’m going to drive, and I’m going to demand, the best out of players,” he said.

“I’m going to demand that they give me more, or as much as I can get from them.”

Moyes has visited Old Trafford as the opposing manager on a number of occasions and he revealed that ‘getting out alive’ was always his objective.

“I remember going there as a manager. You want to get out of Old Trafford alive, that used to be our saying you know,” the new boss added.

Image courtesy of The Independent via YouTube, with thanks.

For more on this story and many others, follow Mancunian Matters on Twitter and Facebook.

Related Articles