Tim Howard Defends David Moyes And Believes He Inherited A “Weak” Manchester United Squad

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Former Manchester United goalkeeper weights in to defend his one time Everton gaffer.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has leapt to the defence of his former Goodison Park manager David Moyes, report the Express, with the American international believing that the Scot became a “fall guy” during his brief and miserable time as Manchester United manager, with the former Red Devils goalkeeper also suggesting that Moyes had inherited a “weak squad” at Old Trafford.

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Moyes was the man chosen to become the successor to long serving and hugely successful boss Sir Alex Ferguson, on account of his own long and relatively impressive tenure with Everton, but United’s season never got going and Moyes was sacked in the closing stages of a season that saw them miss out on European football altogether.

He was replaced by Dutchman Louis van Gaal, who has led United to third in the Premier League table this season and into the fringes of an unlikely title battle with Chelsea and Manchester City, but Howard believes that his former mentor was hard done by at Old Trafford:

“You know what I mean? There was always going to be a fall guy. That team wasn’t good enough.”

“That had nothing to do with David Moyes. They say it did… They were weak. Simple as that. I think they were a weak team and they needed to rebuild.”

Moyes has now been afforded the opportunity to rebuild his managerial career in La Liga, with the former Preston North End manager having started life as manager of Basque outfit Real Sociedad relatively successfully, leading them out of the relegation zone in Spain’s top flight.

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