Early Decisions That Could Define David Moyes' First Season at Manchester Utd

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Early Decisions That Could Define David Moyes' First Season at Manchester Utd
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David Moyes understands the magnitude of his new job.

In a preseason interview with Inside United, the first-year Red Devils manager conceded his arrival at Old Trafford represented a “step up” not only from Everton but also “from just about any club in the world.” (Telegraph)

He added, “I know it won’t be easy, but I just hope we can all work together. My sole goal is to be successful and have a winning team.”

Success, thanks to legendary predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson, is something already engrained in the club Moyes was appointed to take over in the spring. But without decisive leadership, it’s also something that could prove increasingly elusive, and the 50-year-old, for one, is under no illusions as to the importance of starting off on the right foot.

“I know it won’t be easy, but I just hope we can all work together,” he said. “I hope that over the years we can have plenty of success.”

His early decisions regarding transfers, systems and player relations will have a lot to do with that, as the next few slides will reveal. But Moyes, it would seem, also understands just how important those choices will be, both for the upcoming season and his United tenure as a whole.

As he told the club’s official magazine, “The transition from Everton to United has been difficult at times as I have hard decisions to make.”

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