Rio Ferdinand has issued a withering attack on David Moyes’ short spell at Manchester United, describing the Scot as an amateurish manager with a small club mentality, and savaging his tactical approach and the decision to ban pre-match chips for players.
In the most candid assessment to date of Moyes’ ten months at Old Trafford, Ferdinand ridiculed his decision to prepare for a match against Bayern Munich by rehearsing set-pieces in a public park. He also claimed Moyes chose to betray United’s proud tradition of wing play by instead relying on hopeful diagonal punts.
Ferdinand said he and other United players were confused by Moyes’ tactical approach, and dismayed at being asked to take 10-minute walks together on the morning of matches. He revealed the extent of his anger at being told by Moyes he would not play away to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, a match in which United’s defeat led to Moyes’ sacking.
Source The Telegraph