David Moyes was laughed at and sneered by the stars of Manchester United players, according to reports by the Daily Mail.
The former Everton boss endured a terrible stint at Manchester United and was sacked after less than 10 months, exactly a year after United won their 20th title under the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson.
It is now reported that during his short reign at the champions, he was 'openly sneered and sniggered at by the stars of Manchester United', especially after the woeful performance away at Olympiacos. Apparently, Moyes was seeking help from a management self-help guide called Good to Great which seemed to cause unrest among some of the players.
A source from the flight back to Manchester said: “We are the Premier League champions. Why on earth did our manager need to read a book to learn how to manage us?”
The players seemed to show their lack of respect towards Moyes during their warm weather training trip to Dubai. After being allowed a night out, some players didn’t turn up until 5am the next morning, waking other guests in the process. Would this type of behaviour be allowed under Sir Alex? Surely not.
Furthermore, Shinji Kagawa, who rarely seemed to feature in Moyes’ plans, turned up so late to the flight to Munich that he had to be fast-tracked through airport security. Apparently he had a fixed smile on his face throughout, clearly showing his lack of respect for David Moyes. Sir Alex certainly wouldn’t have tolerated this type of behaviour, as shown with former United player Kieran Richardson.
Richardson once turned up to the airport wearing a beanie hat which outraged Ferguson causing him to tear it off. Imagine what would have happened if he had seen Kagawa strolling through the airport with a big grin on his face after arriving late.
Most people have blamed Moyes for United’s troubles on the pitch this season but the players must take some of the responsibility. There have been many below-par individual performances this season and the new manager, whoever that may be, must first gain the respect of the players which Moyes seemingly didn’t manage to do.
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