MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Former Manchester United Youth team manager Eric Harrison believes one of the reasons the English Premier League giants are struggling is because of the people that were let go.
When David Moyes took over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, the entire backroom staff was replaced and Harrison thinks that was one of his biggest mistakes.
It was widely reported that too many people from his former club Everton followed him to Manchester United and the club’s ex-youth manager echoed the same comments.
He also says he doesn’t see Moyes turning things around anytime soon. He told Sky Sports News: “At this moment in time, no.”
He added: “In hindsight it does look like a mistake, I don’t want to criticise anyone but I’ve got to be honest because if I’m thinking that why shouldn’t I say it, like most of the Man United supporters.
“They certainly should have kept the staff that they had, they shouldn’t have brought so many in from Everton.”
Harrison thinks that Moyes needs to seek help from Ferguson.
“I’m 100% for David Moyes, I really am, things are going bad for him and all that. The look on his face when he’s on TV I feel so sorry for him,” he said.
“Sir Alex Ferguson will be having a word with him there’s no question about that, but he won’t be saying you’ve got to do this and that. He will do it nice and quietly.
“I think the pair should get together quite a lot and he should listen seriously to Sir Alex.”