English Premiership

Van Gaal worse than Moyes?

2014-09-01 11:13
Louis van Gaal (AFP)
Cape Town - Louis van Gaal was asked to rebuild Manchester United after David Moyes was sacked after just 10 months in charge at Old Trafford.

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But, despite a much easier start to this year's league campaign, Van Gaal has failed to improve Manchester United's fortunes.

Van Gaal's reign at Manchester United has gotten off to a more than rocky start in the English Premiership and with his side already out of the League Cup, following the Red Devils 4-0 humiliation at the feet of MK Dons, fans of the Old Trafford club are worried that they could be in for a repeat of last season's woeful league finish.

But how bad was the time under Moyes really?

After being hand-picked by Sir Alex Ferguson, Moyes won the Community Shield with a 2-0 win over Wigan before the 2013/14 English Premiership season kicked off.

David Moyes' first three matches:

Swansea (home): 4-1
Chelsea(home): 0-0
Liverpool (away): 0-1

Moyes picked up four points after three games, but would ultimately only be capable of guiding Manchester United into seventh spot after 34 games before "the Chosen One" was sacked.  

Louis van Gaal's first three matches:

Swansea (home): 1-2
Sunderland (away): 1-1
Burnley (away): 0-0

The defeat at home to Swansea was United's first ever home loss to the Swans and the Red Devils first loss on the opening day of the league since 1972.

After three games, Van Gaal's United have earned just two points and sit in 14th spot on the log and this after "only" having to face the likes of Swansea, Sunderland and Burnley.

Van Gaal's opening fixtures have been much easier than his predecessor but with the Dutch coach's side flattering to deceive, it might be time to ask "Was it really that bad under David Moyes?"

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