Rene Meulensteen on David Moyes exit from MUFC: I think David ignored the advice given to him

The first year for David Moyes at the helm of Manchester United was also his last.

Tuesday, the storied club announced Moyes was out as manager, with the club toiling in the middle of the Barclay’s Premier League table after prolonged success under his predecessor, Sir Alex Ferguson.

On Thursday, former United First Team Coach Rene Meulensteen joined Kevin Flynn and Grayle Howlett on SiriusXM FC’s Over The Ball and did not hold back when discussing his departure from the club.

United was very successful; team had many successful years behind them, so there were strategies in place […] I think that David ignored the advice that was given to him by many of the staff in place at that time and he opted for putting his own plans in place, which he’s obviously entitled to do, but I think it backfired a little bit on him.

After talking about the qualities that allowed Sir Alex to successfully lead the club for 26 years, Meulensteen expanded on the advice given to Moyes.

I tried to warn [Moyes], I said listen. You realize you’ve always got celebrity, but you’re going from a yacht to a cruise liner. And that’s how big the difference will be […] it’s everything that surrounds Manchester United Football Club. The players. The performances. The pressures that comes with it. The style. The identity. And to be clearly honest, I think he’s underestimated that.


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