Saturday 7 December 2019

Fergie to reveal thoughts on David Moyes’ disastrous reign at Old Trafford

Alex Ferguson will reveal his thoughts on David Moyes and his ill-fated reign at Old Trafford in his updated autobiography.
Alex Ferguson will reveal his thoughts on David Moyes and his ill-fated reign at Old Trafford in his updated autobiography.

Sir Alex Ferguson is set to reveal his true feelings on David Moyes' brief reign at Old Trafford.

United broke the news on their website that the updated book will be released in October 23, this year and the United legend will talk of his ill-fated successor in an updated autobiography

Fergie attracted criticism for his role in appointing Moyes who was dubbed 'The Chosen One' by the club.

While the exact content is not known, United said the latest edition will 'offer reflections on events at Manchester United since (Ferguson's) retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour around the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised'.

The United statement added: "The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager.

"Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting way than Sir Alex does here."

 Ferguson first lifted the lid on his time as Reds boss when his autobiography was released last October.

In the book, titled simply Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography' he revealed all on his spat with Roy Keane, his thoughts on Wayne Rooney and how rivals City went from being 'noisy neighbours' to Premier League champions.

 He branded Roberto Mancini 'desperate', spoke of Cristiano Ronaldo being the most gifted player he ever worked with, and how Rafa Benitez was 'a control freak'.

The contents of the new chapters will remain a mystery until October 23, but if Fergie is reflecting on 'events at Manchester United since his retirement', he cannot stay silent on his successor or the Reds' poor league campaign in the 2013/14 season.

 It started brightly for Moyes and a Charity Shield victory over Wigan suggested he had what it took to lead at Old Trafford.

 But results gradually went from good, to bad, to embarrassing for the Premier League champions and the Scot was eventually relieved of his duties in April 2014.

 The new man at the helm Louis van Gaal spoke warmly of Fergie when he was unveiled as the latest United boss last week, and said the pair would be going for a coffee or glass of wine.

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