Allardyce defends his friend.
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has declared that David Moyes should be annoyed he was not given £150m to spend on new players by Manchester United like his successor Louis van Gaal was.
The Red Devils spent more money on new faces this summer than any other British side in a single transfer window in history, with the acquisition of Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo, Angel di Maria, Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao taking their total expenditure to £151.7m.
In contrast Moyes bought Marouane Fellaini in his first summer in charge in 2013 for £27.5m and then Juan Mata the following January for £37.1m and Allardyce thinks United were unfair on the Scot.
“If I was sat at home in David’s shoes I would be wondering why they didn’t spend the £150m with me,” the Hammers boss told the Sun.
“There was a complacency by United in not going out and delivering the signings David felt he needed. Now there’s a panic on.
“He will obviously look at what he might have done better but he should have got the players he wanted and he tells me he didn’t get any of them.
“It was difficult enough taking over from Alex Ferguson but if, when you take over, you don’t get what you want, it’s so much harder.”
Moyes lasted just 11 months at Old Trafford before their worst ever Premier League finish of seventh and no Champions League football for the first time since 1995 cost the 51-year-old his job.
Things haven’t been great for van Gaal either though, with defeats to Swansea City and Leicester City in the league and MK Dons in the Capital One Cup casting a shadow over things currently.