New Manchester United manager David Moyes has criticised the fixture list and has labelled their opening fixtures as the toughest they have ever faced in twenty years.
The English champions travel to Capital One Cup winners Swansea City on the opening day of the Premier League which is then followed up by home games against Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea and newly-promoted Crystal Palace.
As well as facing Chelsea, Moyes will have to travel to Anfield and the Etihad Stadium to face fierce rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
Talking in an interview, the former-Everton boss revealed that he doesn’t believe the fixture list is fair on his side and he has put it down to them winning the league last year so comfortably.
“I find it hard to believe that’s the way the balls came out of the bag, that’s for sure,” said the Scot.
“I hope it’s not because Manchester United won the league quite comfortably last year [that] the fixtures have been made much more difficult.”
Moyes was in the ITV studios last night for England’s 3-2 victory over Scotland and when questioned about Wayne Rooney’s future, he refused to give any hints about the Englishman.
“It was great for Wayne to get fitness and he played for 65 minutes or so, so overall I was really pleased with the outcome,” said Moyes, who was at the game to watch Rooney and his club-mates Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley.
“Hopefully when I get back to Old Trafford I will be able to tell you how he is and how his fitness is so. Until I assess that I can’t say any more.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt