‘David Moyes has not earned respect of Man United players’

Andy Gray believes that David Moyes has been unable to earn the respect of his Manchester United players

David Moyes
Manchester United manager David Moyes

Andy Gray believes that David Moyes has been unable to earn the respect of his Manchester United players since succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at the club.

The Red Devils have struggled to find consistent form this season and their faint hopes of a top-four finish were severely dented by Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Old Trafford at the weekend.

You go into a place and you get respect because you played at the highest level. David didn’t

David Moyes

Their poor form has placed increasing pressure on Moyes – and Gray feels that the Scot’s lack of top-level experience is to blame for United’s struggles this term.

“No matter what David Moyes did at Everton, when he went in to Manchester United, he had to earn respect,” Gray told talkSPORT.

“If you were a top, top player you have that respect. You go into a place and you get respect because you played at the highest level. David didn’t, so his respect had to be gained and earned.

“I have absolutely no doubt that when he went in a lot of the lads would have thought, ‘I’m not having him’ and David’s thought, ‘I’m not having them’.”

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