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Moyes appointment still ‘haunting’ United, says Chicharito

In a revealing interview, ex-Manchester United forward and fan favourite, Javier ‘Chicharito‘ Hernandez has had his say on the appointment of Sir Alex Ferguson’s managerial successor, David Moyes.

Hernandez recently appeared on Rio Ferdinand’s Locker Room Show on YouTube, where he revealed some pretty damning opinions on the decision for David Moyes to take the United hot seat in the wake of Ferguson’s retirement.

Moyes, 57, was officially announced as the new United manager in May, 2013 after legend boss, Ferguson had announced his shock retirement just hours earlier.

Hernandez claims that the decision to appoint Moyes was a “mistake” because the ex-Everton boss lacked the experience and managerial clout required to fill the void that legend, Ferguson, had left.

The United legend also made reference to current Premier League managers, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, suggesting even they would not have been suitable successors.

Hernandez said: “To be honest, I’m always going to be a red. We didn’t ever have anything personal – Moyes and myself – but it was a mistake that they took him. It was a mistake.

“It was the first mistake but it’s still haunting them now. Not because of him, he was not a bad manager, but they thought they were going to take the replacement of the boss, of Sir Alex, so quick. It’s impossible.

“Not even now, even with Guardiola, Mourinho and Klopp, they are not on the same level as the boss even now. They are on the way of trying to get there, to be those kind of managers and they could get there.”

The Mexican striker concluded by saying: “They brought in David Moyes and I’m not going to question whether he was a good coach, a bad coach but I don’t understand how it is possible – what’s the word, not humble – but to be at least half of what you are succeeding. He was the greatest of all time.” 

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