Former Manchester United boss David Moyes says that he was desperate to bring in Gareth Bale from Tottenham, but watch the Welsh midfielder joined Real Madrid instead. It was a foregone conclusion that Bale was going to join Madrid for a world record transfer fee, but United entered into the race to sign the Tottenham winger at the last moment. Moyes was hoping to persuade Bale into a move to Old Trafford, but this was not possible after the Welshman had set his sights on joining one of the biggest brands in the world.
Since joining Madrid, Bale has won the Champions League, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup. During the same period, United have struggled to have any chance at a title. The club had a very disappointing campaign under David Moyes, but the fortunes have been revived to a certain extent by Louis Van Gaal in his first season at the club. After returning to the Champions League following a fourth place finish, United are expected to undergo a spending spree once again in the upcoming summer. There have been reports of Bale returning back to the Premier League after being unhappy with life in Spain, but the25-year-old recently rejected the idea of a move. Continue reading David Moyes says that he was desperate to bring in Gareth Bale
David Moyes has received support from his summer signing Marouane Fellaini, who has stated that the former Everton manager is like a father figure to him. He has also stated that Moyes needs more time in order to make Manchester United successful once again. After years of success under Sir Alex Ferguson, the club are struggling under Moyes for any consistency. As a result, they find themselves outside the top four and out of all the opportunities to win a trophy this campaign. It also looks highly likely that they will miss out on Champions League football, which brings in a revenue of more than £ 30 million every season.
This is likely to increase the problems at United, who were already burdened with huge interest payments and debts. Fellaini was brought in from Everton on the deadline of the last transfer window. He was signed for £ 27 million, but he has had only limited impact at the club. Fellaini says that the time given to Ferguson made him successful and that Moyes should also receive the same because he has provided over the years that he is a great manager. The Scot spent 11 years at Everton where he over achieved with limited funds.
He was the reason behind Fellaini’s arrival to Goodison Park for £ 15 million a few years ago.
“What makes United different is that they stand by managers. You look at the career of Sir Alex Ferguson and he managed the club 26 years. You have to give David Moyes time as well. He is a strong character. That’s why he can take the pressure. Given time he will be good for Manchester United. Man United had the same manager for 26 years – to change that is not easy for anyone. The supporters and everybody else has to give him time,” said the midfielder.