David Moyes has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for moulding an ‘exciting’ young side at Manchester United ahead of West Ham’s trip to Old Trafford tomorrow.
Moyes makes his latest return to his former side as West Ham face the Red Devils in the FA Cup’s fifth round, with both sides having enjoyed strong starts to the campaign to sit in the Premier League‘s top six.
Manchester United currently sit second and have made notable strides forward under Solskjaer this season, and Moyes has praised the side the Norwegian has built after being given time to build and turn around the club’s fortunes.
“Given the time he has been given he has started to mould together a really young and exciting team,” he said at his pre-match press conference.
“They have had a couple of really good players come through the academy – Greenwood and Rashford – who have helped and brought in a couple of players also. They are building a nice team but the time Ole has been given has made a big difference and given him the chance to do that.”
Moyes was infamously named as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor and endured an ill-fated 10 months in charge of the Red Devils, the Scot dismissed from his position following a disappointing debut campaign in charge.
The 57-year-old is now rebuilding his reputation at the London Stadium with West Ham in search of European football this season, but refused to expand when asked if his ‘time’ comments were a dig at his former employers and their decision to sack him almost seven years ago.
“It is football,” he said. “That time has gone now and I am enjoying my time at West Ham. Hopefully over time I can do a good job here.”
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