Ah, David Moyes. The man who brought so many Manchester United fans misery, while simultaneously bringing joy to every other team around them.
Today, with his former club set to face Newcastle at 5.30pm, a few fans on social media are reflecting one one of his special quotes from his time at Old Trafford.
Picture the scene. The reigning champions had just lost 1-0 to Everton at Old Trafford. They found themselves 12 points behind Arsenal who were at the top of the table in December.
So, what does Moyesy say to inspire his team, knowing they face an upcoming visit from Newcastle? A side who, in the previous season, they have finished 48 points ahead of. Well, this is what he said:
“Newcastle are coming to Old Trafford and we are going to make it as difficult for them as we possibly can.”
You can imagine how well that went down…
Anyway, we’re now in 2017. Moyes has just taken over at West Ham. Jose Mourinho is still angry, but has United at second place in the league. That famous quote has resurfaced on Twitter as a timely reminder of what could have been… And it’s getting some funny reactions:
— Ste.A (@sarm0161) November 17, 2017
We wos the reigning champions,and Newcastle had not won in donkies years at old Trafford,until that day,my head went when I saw his comments ???
— Darren Webb (@United_Webby) November 18, 2017
After the game I spoke to a Newcastle player who simply said : “what has happened? This is not Manchester United”
— Dave Goddard (@DaveGoddard1971) November 18, 2017
Not sure if this is the best or worst moment of moyes?
— Richard Greenwell (@shinesambora) November 17, 2017
Moyes really said we’ll make it hard for Newcastle uno lol
— sanka (@Martian_MUFC) November 17, 2017
I willI never forget when David Moyes said in his presser that "we will make it difficult for them" ahead of our game vs Newcastle at Old Trafford. That man really destroyed us. #mufc
— Lienstein ?????? (@Lie_Sagne) November 17, 2017
"We will make it difficult for Newcastle", " we aspire to be like city "??? only God will punish Moyes for how he ruined our great club
— «Andre Papi? ™ (@Daphay1) October 13, 2017
Ray was born after the Moyes era, when we tried to make things difficult for Newcastle https://t.co/Bcj9gysbOB
— Ebika!!! (@EbiIsQuiet) October 1, 2017