David Moyes blasts Premier League for scheduling, League responds
Manchester United manager has hit out at the Premier League fixtures for giving Manchester United their toughest start “in 20 years.”
The Red Devils will take on Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester City in their first five matches - two of them on the road - and Moyes is none too pleased.
“I hope it’s not because Manchester United won the league quite comfortably last year that the fixtures have been made much more difficult,” Moyes said. I find it hard to believe that’s the way the balls came out of the bag, that’s for sure.”
The former Everton boss is taking over for Sir Alex Ferguson this season, and knows the pressure will be high for him to get off to a good start, so it’s understandable he’s frustrated.
The Premier League, however, was not amused, and immediately responded. “We have absolutely assured him the process is random and above board. He has accepted those assurances.”
Moyes did pick up a trophy in his competitive United debut as they won the Community Shield 2-0 over relegated Wigan.
However there is a massive rumor tornado swirling around Wayne Rooney, and Moyes has done everything he can to quell it, insisting the striker is not leaving despite rumors of unsettlement. Rooney has sat for a number of preseason matches thanks to a series of minor injuries, according to the club.