Santi Cazorla predicts tough start for David Moyes at Man United

Santi Cazorla believes that David Moyes is facing a "difficult" first few games in charge of Manchester United

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Santi Cazorla joined Arsenal from Malaga last summer Photo: Back Page Images

Santi Cazorla believes that David Moyes is facing a “difficult” first few games in charge of Manchester United.

Moyes was confirmed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s replacement at Old Trafford last month and is set to officially take the reins on a six-year deal on 1 July.

United travel to Swansea in their opening Premier League game of the 2013-14 campaign, before tough clashes against Chelsea and Liverpool.

And Arsenal playmaker Cazorla admits he will be intrigued to see how Moyes’ first few games pan out – but still expects the Premier League champions to push for the title once again.

“The most radical change is at Manchester United because Ferguson has been there for so long,” Cazorla told the official Arsenal Magazine.

“It will be a little difficult at the start for a new manager but I don’t think it influences too much in terms of being an advantage for other teams.

“There are great managers at those clubs and I’m sure [the title race] will be just as difficult.”

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