Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has named Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas on a list of transfer-related disappointments while in charge at Old Trafford.
The Scot replaced Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 and it was the start of our painful downfall.
Moyes didn’t last a season in charge of United and was replaced by Ryan Giggs as caretaker manager until the end of the season.
He may look back now and claim the signings United missed out during that time was the reason he failed — but that’s not the case, even if it didn’t help matters.
Kroos joined Real Madrid and won three Champions League titles.
Bale has won four Champions League at Madrid.
And finally, Fabregas returned to Chelsea where he won the Premier League under José Mourinho.
They won’t be looking back thinking ‘what if I took that offer and joined Moyesy at the Theatre of Snores’, which Old Trafford became during his time in charge.
Speaking to beIN Sports, Moyes reflected on his failed transfers at United (as quoted by the Daily Mail): “Toni Kroos would certainly be the one. At that time we were very much after Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas.
“At that time we were very much after Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas.
“But I’ve got to say prior to that, at Everton, we were really close to a lot of good players. We just couldn’t quite get them over the line on several occasions.”
He doesn’t seem to point any blame at Ed Woodward, who was subject to tons of criticism at the time, and he too was new to his role as executive vice-chairman.
United played abysmally under Moyes and, sadly, I don’t think any of these players will regret not joining him at Old Trafford.