As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Rafael: Moyes not suited to Man Utd job

Istanbul Basaksehir fullback Rafael da Silva says West Ham manager David Moyes wasn't suited to the Manchester United job.

United were defending champions when Moyes arrived at Old Trafford after a decade at Everton.

Rafael, a three-time title winner during his seven seasons with the club, told the Mirror: “When he (Moyes) came to United, you could say he made decisions that many managers would make at a new club – but every single one of them turned out to be a mistake.

“David has complained that he wasn't given a fair chance. I am inclined to agree but I have to add that I still didn't think he would have been the right man to manage Manchester United over a longer period.

“His Everton team were not renowned for playing beautiful football.

“His attacking style was very old fashioned and typically British with the big striker and long balls.

“That style wasn't compatible with United. It isn't natural."

Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free