David Moyes thanks Manchester United fans for “incredible” backing
Moyes admits that his first season at Old Trafford has been worse than possibly imagined
March 7th, 2014
Manchester United’s defence of their Premier League title this season has been pretty limp, with the Red Devils falling off the pace within the first few months of the campaign and the prospect of playing Champions League football next term looks a remote one.
Nevertheless, David Moyes has written to Manchester United fans to thank them for their largely unswerving support this season, with the Scot hopeful of rebuilding a squad capable of challenging for silverware in seasons to come.
United sit seventh in the Premier League and have been beaten five times at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down, although Moyes is optimistic that the team can come back stronger than ever.
In the letter Moyes writes: “While I knew that this job would be a challenge when I took it on, the difficult season we have experienced was not something that I envisaged, which I am sure is the case as well for you supporters – and my players, staff and I are desperate to compensate for that.
“You are accustomed to seeing a successful Manchester United and the backing you have given the players and me throughout the season has been incredible.
“Away from home the travelling fans have remained the best in the country while at Old Trafford your unwavering faith has been noticeable and hugely welcomed. Supporting your team when they are winning is easy but much harder when things are not going as well, and the loyalty you have shown us has been magnificent.”
Moyes goes on to state his certainty that “everything we have been through will make us a better, stronger team and club in the future. Over the years you have seen great winning sides here and, in time, I have absolutely no doubt that we will see great winning sides here again.”