The manager of Manchester United, David Moyes, has said that he expects the Everton fans to show respect towards him when he turns up as Manchester United manager at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Moyes was the manager of Everton until the last season. He had been in charge there for 11 years. He made a move to Old Trafford this summer after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and this is the first time that he is going to face his former club.
It doesn’t seem that the Everton fans would try to have a go at Moyes because the 50 years old Scot manager hadn’t left Goodison Park on bad terms.
Talking to the reporters about the upcoming game against Everton, Moyes said, “There might be a couple of guys who would like to verbally attack me, but, most of the Everton fans would understand the fact that I did a good job for the club when I was in charge there. During my tenure, the team rarely finished outside top 10 in the Premier League table.”
“Everton is very close to my heart. I have spent a lot of time over there and if Sir Alex Ferguson had not asked me to take over from him at United, I would not have left Everton. I had already started thinking about my plans for the next season.”
“I am still in touch with the Everton chairman. I talk to him quite often. I talk to the Everton staff too and when the upcoming game gets over, I would have no hesitation in going into the Everton camp and greeting the players.”
Moyes managed Everton in a total of 518 games out of which the Toffees managed to win 218.