New West Ham United manager, David Moyes, has been speaking about Sheffield United of tomorrow’s game.
The former Everton and Man United manager is back with the Hammers for a second spell. He’s gotten off to a fine start this time around, too, winning two from two.
However, he knows his team face a tough ask to win at Bramall Lane tomorrow. And speaking ahead of the trip up the M1 to Sheffield, Moyes admits he has been surprised by the Blades.
“I have to say I didn’t see their success coming immediately in the Premier League,” Moyes said (Official West Ham site).
The Blades currently sit in eighth place in the Premier League table. A win over the Hammers can propel them to fifth tomorrow evening.
But although Moyes admits he didn’t expect to see success so early, he did also admit he isn’t surprised by what Chris Wilder has done.
“I’ve got to say I shouldn’t have been surprised because the manager’s done a brilliant job,” Moyes admitted.
“They’ve come in with momentum. They all know what’s expected of them. You have to give them great credit, the players themselves; they’ve all come up, a lot of them from the lower leagues, and shown that they can play in the Premier League.
“I think that comes from having a really good team and having a really good manager – they all know what’s expected of them.”
Much like Wilder has done, Moyes worked his way up the leagues.
He did superbly well at Preston North End before then leading Everton to the Champions League. Obviously, his spells with Manchester United and Real Sociedad weren’t anything special, but he earnt the right to manage those clubs.
He clearly has an admiration for Wilder for following a similar path.
Blades fans, however, will be hoping their boss resists any temptations to move on come the summer.