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Moyes reckons United haven’t progressed since firing him

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David Moyes reckons Manchester United have failed to make any real progress since firing him in April 2014.

The Red Devils hired Moyes to replace the iconic Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. This came following an impressive 11-year spell in charge of fellow Premier League side Everton.

But the Scottish coach struggled to make his mark in his sole campaign at United. The club surrendered their Premier League crown to neighbours Manchester City and fell to a miserable seventh-place finish.

Therefore, United gave Moyes his marching orders after just 10 months. Instead, Ryan Giggs took charge on an interim basis before Louis van Gaal arrived in the summer of 2014.

After two seasons, however, the Red Devils showed Van Gaal the door in favour of taking on his former protege Jose Mourinho.

But even Mourinho, who has won league titles across four different nations, fared little better than his predecessors. United fired him in December after a dismal start to the season.

After a record-breaking start, fan favourite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was named Mourinho’s permanent replacement. However, a run of seven defeats and just one win in United’s past 10 games leaves them set for another trophyless season.

Meanwhile, United sit three points outside the Premier League top-four ahead of the final two matches.

“I feel that since I took over to where they are just now, I don’t think there’s an awful lot of difference,” Moyes told talkSPORT.

“When I took over it was needing a change and needing a turnaround of players, and that was all going to take time.

“I feel like in the four years or so since I was managing there, it’s probably not moved on much more. It’s quite similar – they’re still saying there needs to be changes and has to be things done.

“That time since I left hasn’t been used awfully well.”