10 Matches into the season and everyone wants a comparison between David Moyes’ United and the current united side, it’s obvious that the comparisons are bound to happen but is it the right time to do so? If it is where does LvG stand in comparison to David Moyes?
Stats comparing the early careers of David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal as Manchester United managers.
Stats definitely show David Moyes ahead of Louis Van Gaal in almost every aspect of the game and if we look at the amount of money spent by both managers and the quality of opposition faced, it won’t be a tough job to say David Moyes had a better start to his career at Manchester United.
But is it all we need to look at? I would beg to differ, Firstly we must understand a lot in football depends on the mentality and the confidence with which the teams play and Moyes’ early United had traces of the great SAF side who were the Premier League champions, on the contrary Louis Van Gaal has picked up a disheartened and a “broken” squad just 12 months later. Secondly the attitude of the team is much more positive than it was under David Moyes giving fans the hope and belief that things are going to be alright again, I can’t remember that ever last season.
Winning percentage comparison for Louis Van Gaal, SAF and David Moyes.
And Lastly the credentials of LvG which give fans the belief that even if United don’t reach the heights of SAF era under LvG they still will be challenging at the top if they stick with the current manager. David Moyes did not have those honors to his name to back up his appointment and eventually kept faltering all the way through the season ending up at 7th.
United surely are atleast 7-8 pts behind where they actually should have been and there is no doubt it has not been a start which everyone hoped for, but still the United faithful have a belief that their side will get back towards the top 4 come May, a belief which was nonexistent last year.