According to a simulation run on the video game Football Manager 2013 and reported by the Daily Mail, Moyes will win two trophies in his first season with United. Moyes, 50, is expected to replace 71-year-old Sir Alex Ferguson, who has announced he will retire at the end of the season.
Moyes has managed Everton since 2002 and although he has molded the Toffees into top-four contenders in recent seasons, he has not won a trophy. That will change next year, when Moyes' United will win both the Premier League and League Cup, according to the simulation—if Moyes does take the job.
The Mail reports:
Their simulation resulted in Moyes, who has gone 11 years without winning a trophy at Everton, finishing ahead of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea and comfortably seeing off Stoke in the Wembley final.
Moyes was characteristically quiet in the transfer window, bringing Leighton Baines with him from Everton for £19million and selling erratic midfielder Anderson to Juventus for £7m.
(H)is favoured strike partnership of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie scored 40 goals between them in all competitions.
No word about Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been linked with a return to his former club (by the Daily Mail, no less). But the simulation was also run with Jose Mourinho as Manchester United's manager, and he ended the season without a trophy.
So is that realistic? Would Moyes really succeed where Mourinho would fail? Can Moyes, who has never won a trophy, deliver two in his first season with United (again, if he is hired)?
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