Phil Neville identifies Man Utd’s ‘biggest mistake’ since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club

Phil Neville identifies Man Utd’s ‘biggest mistake’ since Alex Ferguson left the club

Phil Neville has identified Manchester United’s ‘biggest mistake’ since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013.

The former Red Devils defender thinks the club’s decision to sack David Moyes after only 10 months in charge was ‘wrong’ and the latter is now showing why he can be a successful appointment.

Moyes is currently in his second spell as West Ham United manager and has led the Hammers to the semi-finals of the Europa League, while they also sit seventh in the Premier League.

Speaking to Sky Sports about Moyes’ time at Old Trafford, Neville said: "If you look back now it was totally wrong the lack of time he was given.

Moyes was sacked as United manager after 10 months in charge. Credit: Getty.

"The lack of time, the lack of backing, the lack of finance in terms of the investment other managers have had.”

The former full-back, who is currently in charge of Inter Miami in the MLS, went on to mention how Moyes had ‘unbelievable plans’ in place while at the Red Devils.

"When we both left the club at that time we needed another season - I think we deserved another season,” Neville added.

“Ten months at Manchester United in a difficult period when the greatest manager of all time left wasn’t enough.

Neville believes Moyes’ work at West Ham is proof he could’ve been a success at United. Credit: Getty.

"He had unbelievable plans to take the club forward in that summer and I would say, looking back, that is one of the biggest mistakes Manchester United have made over the last five, six years since Sir Alex left, not giving David Moyes more time.

“He has proven now at West Ham that, with time, he can build a football club to sustain with quality and to be successful."

This season has been a disappointing one for the Red Devils, with the club going a fifth consecutive year without silverware.

However, their fortunes could change next campaign when Erik ten Hag takes the helm. The Dutchman has signed a three-year deal, with an option for a further year.