PHIL NEVILLE has slammed Manchester United’s “totally wrong” decision to sack David Moyes in 2014.
The West Ham boss was given his marching orders after just ten months by the Red Devils, having been selected as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor.
Phil Neville worked alongside David Moyes at Manchester UnitedCredit: Bradley Ormesher – The Times
Reflecting on what happened, the 45-year-old told Sky Sports: “If you look back now, it was totally wrong the lack of time he was given, totally wrong.
“The lack of time, the lack of backing, the lack of investment that other managers have had…
“That’s the biggest thing. When we both left the club, we both needed another season, we both deserved another season.
“Ten months at Manchester United in a difficult period when the greatest manager of all time had just left wasn’t enough.
“Moyes had unbelievable plans to take the club forward in that summer. I’d say that was one of the biggest mistakes United made, not giving Moyes more time.
“He’s proven now at West Ham that with time he can build a successful football club. It was one of my biggest disappointments in football when he was sacked by United.”
Moyes made just two signings as United boss, recruiting Marouane Fellaini for £27.5million, and Juan Mata for £37m.
On what the future could hold for his old club, Neville added: “There obviously needs to be big changes. But what I would say is things can change very quickly.
“I’ve heard people say it will take six or eight years.
“It can change in 12-18 months if you pick the right manager and get the right players in and get the structure around the club right.
“All it will take is two or three good signings and the team can get some momentum.
“Look how quickly things turned around for Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp.
Neville, 45, now manages Inter MiamiCredit: AP
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