Transfer News: David Moyes Wanted Cristiano Ronaldo And Gareth Bale At Old Trafford
By Mohammad Sohaib | August 19, 2014 12:07 PM EST
The former Manchester United boss has finally commented regarding his stint at Old Trafford, admitting that he wanted to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. He also added that he had big names on his radar, but was unable to seal the deals. David Moyes was sacked as the chairman of Manchester United after a disastrous 2013/14 premier league season, in which the team finished at a humiliating seventh position in the League. He was succeeded by Ryan Gigs for a short duration before Louis van Gaal arrived.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will look to give Real Madrid a lead in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich. Reuters
Cristiano Ronaldo, who previously played for Manchester United, was said to be on the radar of David Moyes. In addition, Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas were identified as potential targets of the manager. "It's been well documented that we wanted Fabregas, Bale and Ronaldo. There was talk of Ronaldo when I first arrived. We were close to getting a couple of major names. I'm not getting in a blame game here, but things just didn't materialize," Moyes shared, as reported by Mail Online.
David Moyes served for 11 years at Everton and named "Manager of the Season" three times. He has been acknowledged as one of the highly renowned managers in the Premier League. His team made it to the FA Cup final once, as well as qualified for the Champion League. He was also chosen to replace the best manager the premier league had ever seen--Sir Alex Ferguson. In his first interview after getting fired from United, Moyes said that it has always been an impossible job to replace Alex Ferguson.
David Moyes was criticized for his lack of management of players, which led to controversies linked with the team's star Wayne Rooney and other senior players. Moyes, however, said he would have made the same decision of choosing Rooney as captain of United this season. He also added that he was clearly not given enough time to apply his philosophy at Old Trafford. Moyes claimed that ten months was not enough time for him to get United back on track and follow the footsteps of his predecessor.
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