Barcelona Legend Believes Manchester United’s Appointment Of David Moyes Was “Stupid”

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Johan Cruyff doesn’t think Moyes suited Manchester United.

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has slammed Manchester United’s decision to appoint David Moyes and feels the club are now paying the price for their mistake, the Daily Star reports.

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Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson as United boss in the summer of 2013 but his time in charge at Old Trafford was a total disaster and he was sacked in April.

While Cruyff actually rates the Scot as a coach, he doesn’t feel the former Everton boss suited the United mentality and could be a great coach at another club.

He said: “Manchester paid for their stupidness and now they have got to recover.

“Moyes is a very good coach because I’ve seen many many years in Everton, but he’s not a coach which should fit with Manchester United because the focus for both teams are totally different.

“That’s why the biggest mistake is to ask Moyes to come to Manchester United because it’s a totally different team, a totally different mentality.

“The basic mistake was to sign him on. I think he is a great manager but not for Manchester United. He’s just a great manager for another type of team.”

Moyes replacement, Louis van Gaal, has completely overhauled United’s squad this summer, spending nearly £150 million on the likes of Angel Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo.

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