“It was all earned from what Sir Alex Ferguson did last year with the team and how well they won the Premier League,” said Moyes. “I thought there were bits of the performance that were good. Wigan stuck at it and made it hard for us to get through them. But in the end, we didn’t have many chances against us, we kept them to a minimum, and we made a few. I think the players did a good job.”
Had Moyes not won today, the pressure from the fans and press would have been on him straight away, so our new manager admits it was a bit of a relief to lift the trophy.
“I think there’s a relief that you win anything, you always want to do that,” he continued. “Hopefully this is the start. This is Sir Alex’s trophy really. It’s for him the team have won this today. I was just on the bench taking charge. But the ones in the future are all going to have to come from me and work extremely hard to make sure we get that.”