David Moyes believes he was treated differently to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager.
Moyes believes the difference between him and current United boss is that he was given less time to succeed at Old Trafford.
The Scot was appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor in 2013 but lasted just 10 months of his six-year contract before being dismissed.
Ryan Giggs took charge after Moyes was sacked with four league games remaining, as United finished 7th and missed out on Champions League football.
Solskjaer has spent over 18 months in the United hot seat after being handed the managerial job on an interim basis when Jose Mourinho was relieved from his duties in December 2018 following an embarrassing defeat to Liverpool.
Moyes has credited Solskjaer for developing young talent but suggested he has been helped by the patience the United board have shown him that he was not offered during his tenure.
“It’s a wonderful club and a brilliant place to be, and the biggest club in the world, for me,” Moyes said in Tuesday’s pre-match press conference ahead of his return to Old Trafford on Wednesday evening, as quoted by the MEN.
“It’s always a special place to go and I’m looking forward to going back.
“Ole had a difficult start, but the difference between Ole and me is that he’s being given time. He’s bringing players in from the Academy, which Manchester United has always stood for. They’ve got some really exciting young players of their own now.”
Under Solskjaer, United are finally showing signs of progress and there is hope of a first title challenge in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era in the coming seasons.
Moyes cut a forlorn figure as United boss and his days were numbered in humiliating home defeats to bitterest rivals Liverpool and Manchester City where his side were accused of a lack of effort.
However, he’ll be hoping to get some revenge as West Ham boss when the Hammers take on United at Old Trafford with the Reds looking to edge closer to Champions League qualification.