Man United would be better off under David Moyes, says Chelsea legend
Pat Nevin expects Louis van Gaal's Manchester United to turn a corner in January
Pat Nevin believes Manchester United will have turned a corner under Louis van Gaal by January.
The Red Devils are 10th in the Premier League table with 13 points after a 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday, amounting to their worst start to a season since 1986.
I suspect at this stage of the season, if Moyes had still been in charge, he would have been further ahead
Although Nevin reckons United would have more points if David Moyes was in charge, the Chelsea legend expects Van Gaal’s methods to come to fruition in the coming months.
“I would suspect they were building under David Moyes but they weren’t building very quickly,” Nevin told Newstalk’s Off The Ball.
“He has got rid of a lot of the deadwood. That makes it easier filling the holes that are left there.
“That is in his favour and it looks a little bit fresher because of that.
“Fans will see their forward line, their midfield, and think there is a plan coming together here.
“I suspect at this stage of the season, if Moyes had still been in charge, he would have been further ahead than the current manager is because he would have put his plans into place.
“I still think by January, Manchester United will turn a corner and if they can hang on to the coattails of the European spots until then, they’ll get one or two centre-halves in and it will look OK.”
[dil dil = 210209]