Former Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has blasted former manager David Moyes for not knowing when to utilize players during his time in charge.
Giggs said Moyes came into the club without inside knowledge about how the squad works, and when to use which players.
“He came in without any of the inside knowledge about how the squad worked: when certain players needed resting, who was right for which game, who needed to be moved on and who needed to be encouraged,” Giggs said.
“Sir Alex (Ferguson) might not necessarily have had a first-choice XI, but he knew exactly what side was needed for each game and would have that planned weeks ahead.
Giggs also shed light on the purchase of Marouane Fellaini from Everton in September 2013, saying his acquisition was a “panic” buy.
“I don’t blame David,” Giggs wrote in Saturday’s Daily Telegraph. “United had signed players late in the window before. This time was different. It was more of a panic.”
David Moyes, now at Sunderland, served as United’s manager between May 2013 and April 2014, struggling to live up to expectations in that duration.
Giggs stepped in as caretaker manager following Moyes’s departure and steered the club to a seventh-place finish in the Premier League.