'Man Utd have spent millions to get in order' - Moyes defends recent record

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The Scot lasted just nine months at Old Trafford and one season at Sunderland, but he refuses to view those spells as a failure on his part

David Moyes does not consider his time at Manchester United to have been a failure as the club have spent “a few hundred million” to get things right.

The Scot has also suggested that Chelsea’s Premier League title-winning boss Antonio Conte would have struggled to keep Sunderland in the division during the 2016-17 campaign.

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Moyes lasted just one season at the Stadium of Light, having previously managed just nine months as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford and a year in Spain at Real Sociedad.

Despite seeing his reputation take a battering on the back of those spells, the former Everton manager believes that he has been a victim of circumstance.

Moyes told the Daily Mail: “I think Harry Redknapp got it right when he said Antonio Conte couldn't have kept up Sunderland last season.

“Look at Manchester United. It's taken them a few hundred million to get them in a good order.

“At Real Sociedad, we kept them up, we did the job we had to do there.

“The only one that looks a little bit out of sync is Sunderland. And it was probably the hardest to take. I think my record of losing two games in a row was minimal.

“I'd go back to the training ground, find a way. But last year I couldn't get it to work, and it was getting me down because I was losing. That was my first relegation and I hope it'll be my last.”

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Moyes has been out of work since walking away from Sunderland on the back of their relegation.

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He is, however, eager to find another post and start proving himself once again.

The 54-year-old added: “There's a sense of wanting to get it right.

“I want that winning feeling again.”

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