Schmeichel Regret United Sacked Moyes Too Early

Manchester United legend, Peter Schmeichel is of the opinion they made a mistake when they sacked David Moyes after just 11 months in charge. 

Moyes was selected by club legend Sir Alex Ferguson to be his successor but struggled in his time in charge and was sacked in 2014.   Speaking on beIN Sports, the Danish goalkeeper said: ‘If we should have any regrets at Manchester United, it’s that we only gave David Moyes seven months.

‘I think we should have given him more time, accepted that results weren’t going to be what we hoped and playing would have been a little different.

‘I believe he would have grown into the role. He has the personality and the understanding. He had so many things to learn and no one to learn it from.

He was left to run the football department on his own. I think that really would have helped him [keeping Mike Phelan], had he had someone with that kind of experience.

“But I also understand where he’s coming from. He did think that he brought that experience with Phil Neville so he had someone there.

“I don’t think he wanted someone there who had worked with Sir Alex. I can understand that, but maybe when you look back maybe that was a mistake.

“But from the club’s perspective, we should never, ever have dismissed him.”