David Moyes forgets player's name in Real Sociedad debut

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David Moyes got his Real Sociedad career off to a great start by following up the 0-0 draw in his opening game last weekend with a 3-0 victory against Elche on Friday night.

A Carlos Vela hat-trick inspired Real Sociedad to victory, but it has since come to our attention that the former Manchester United manager is not quite up to speed yet with his new players.

During the 0-0 draw in his first game, Moyes appeared to question one of his Real Sociedad player’s names - and then went on to call another player ‘Stefano’. No Stefano plays for Real Sociedad.

The language barrier was clearly proving troublesome, as Moyes turned to his backroom staff and asked if the player he was addressing was indeed Uruguayan star Chori Castro.

"Is that Chori? Come on Chori, come on Chori. Go Chori", Moyes instructed from the sideline.

Of course, you can’t criticise the ex-Everton boss - it’s all new to him in Spain and he’s been thrown straight in at the deep end.

It takes time to get up to speed at a new club, let alone at one in a country where you don’t speak the language. Moyes is learning, and some of his staff are reportedly learning English to help with the transition.

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Great performance

Whatever they’re doing, it’s working as yesterday’s performance was a reminder of Real Sociedad’s potential. It wasn’t long ago that they were in the Champions League.

Could Moyes get his new club back to those dizzy heights, and who knows, maybe a reunion with those at Manchester United? Time will tell.

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