An astonishing fact about David Moyes at West Ham United is making a mockery of a Manchester United myth.

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West Ham are sitting fourth in the Premier League with just eight games to go after the win over Wolves.

Moyes has rebuilt his reputation at West Ham after being pigeon-holed as a football dinosaur following difficult spells at Man United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland.

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It was the ill-fated and ridiculously short nine-month spell at Man United that tarnished Moyes’s reputation the most, though.

He went some way to repairing the damage by keeping West Ham up during his first spell in charge.

But being ditched by West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold in favour of Manuel Pellegrini seemed like the death knell for his top flight managerial career.

Moyes has risen like a phoenix from ashes of his time at Man United and the disappointment of being let go by West Ham.

The Scot kept West Ham up last season in difficult circumstances.

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And against all odds he is leading the Hammers on a Champions League charge this term.


Man United are faring better these days and look set to finish second behind Man City.

But West Ham are no flash in the pan. They have been in and around the top four all season long thanks to consistent, high quality performances.

And now an astonishing fact has emerged which makes a mockery of Moyes’s time at Man United.

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Astonishing West Ham fact makes a mockery of Man United myth over Moyes

BBC reporter Simon Stone revealed that Moyes has now had West Ham in the top four longer than he did Man United.

“Starting with a couple of days after the Palace win in January, David Moyes will now be in top four longer as West Ham manager than he was as Man Utd boss,” Stone has revealed.

It’s a pretty astonishing stat which makes a mockery of the myth Moyes did not have the nous to rebuild Man United. The myth he was a football dinosaur. And the myth he was washed up.

The fact is he simply was not given the time.

Moyes has proved at West Ham he can work wonders if he is given control of all football matters.

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