David Moyes ignored advice from former boss Sir Alex Ferguson to keep winning staff on - that's according to former Manchester United goalkeeping coach, Eric Steele.
This revelation comes after a poor start to the season for Manchester United, who have lost their last two matches of the Premier League against West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Saturday and Manchester City 4-1 earlier this month.
Controversy has surrounded the team so far this season after fans were shocked to learn of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.
Steele spoke out against Moyes' decisions since taking over the team. Telling fanzine 'United We Stand', he said: "He listened to the manager’s advice but he wanted to be his own man.
"I didn’t want to leave. Why would I? I knew that David was coming in and wondered who he’d bring.
"You had the United perspective — the manager saying, ‘Keep what we’ve got, keep the continuity, work with them and they’ll guide you through. You’re taking on a massive machine here. You’ve gone from Marks and Spencer’s to Harrods.'
"Then there’s David’s viewpoint, which I understand. I know him professionally. I know his work ethic, his hands-on approach.
"But it’s ironic, isn’t it? You’ve just been part of a team that has had a great season and won the league. David De Gea’s had his best season.
"Does it make sense that you’re not retained to continue the good work? Sadly, that’s out of my hands."
Since the former Everton manager's arrival, assistant manager Mike Phelan and first-team coach René Meulensteen have also faced the boot to make way for his own backroom staff.
Manchester United have suffered their worst start to a Premier League season in 23 years, but after a 1-0 win against Liverpool in the Third Round of the League Cup last Wednesday, there's still hope that they will pull further up the table.
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