On Sunday, Manchester United face Everton at Goodison Park. It was this game last season, which saw Everton go 2-0 up before half-time, which lead to the sacking of David Moyes.
In true Moyes style, being in complete denial about the shocking job he did as United manager, Moyes claims United played well in that game. Out of interest, United had just two shots on target over the 90 minutes, and this was the first time Everton did the double over us since 1969, when the likes of Charlton, Law, Best and Crerand were in the starting line-up.
I have thought about it, of course, it was a disappointing day for me as Manchester United manager. Going back to your old team and losing. My memories of the game are we made two really poor mistakes for the goals and Everton did what they had to do but, although other people will disagree, I thought we played quite well. But that bit doesn’t really matter at Manchester United. The job was to win and you have to win games. We had to win games and whether I thought I had played well and we lost, in truth, it didn’t really matter. It is now something that is a sad memory but it is also part of your development as a football manager. There are lots of managers who have had to lose their jobs and find a way back.
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