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Can David Moyes succeed at Manchester United?

Moyes spent nearly 11 years at Everton. (©GettyImages)
Moyes spent nearly 11 years at Everton. (©GettyImages).

So it has been confirmed. The man to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson, filling his astronomically sized shoes, is Everton's David Moyes.

A strange reaction to this appointment has been buzzing around twitter and Facebook since it’s official release. Everton fans distraught, United fans unsure.

Since arriving at Everton from Preston North End in March 2002, David Moyes has won the hearts of Everton supporters and board members alike. With his ability to conjure up magic in the transfer window, with very limited funds, and pull Everton kicking and screaming into Champions League football contention over the years. Moyes will forever be a success with the Toffees.

So why have Manchester United fans got cause for their concern?  

Lets take a look at David Moyes statistics at Everton;

Games 516 Wins 217 Draws 319 Losses 160 Win Percentage 42%

With an overall win percentage lower than 50% you can see the flaws, however, Everton arguably don’t have the same quality in their squad as United. So the players at United will have to do their jobs as they have been, in order for this to work. 

Plus with extra funds, who knows what Moyes could come up with in a transfer window in charge of Manchester United.

Not forgetting the Everton players that could be raided by their former manager along the way. The addition of Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini could bolster United's strength in depth perhaps.

Remember also, this is more of a semi-retirement for Sir Alex. It looks as though he is to be appointed as a director at Old Trafford as a result. So he will undoubtedly be having his say behind the scenes, and in Moyes’ ear.

So with the shrewd and steady morals of Mr Moyes, and the back office occupancy of Sir Alex, it could be success again for United.

After all this was clearly not an impulsive appointment, Sir Alex and his advisers must have been working on this for a while now.


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