Wednesday, 24 July 2013

David Moyes at a loss after new pre-season blow

MANCHESTER UNITED manager David Moyes was gutted after seeing his side lose a friendly against Yokohama F Marinos last night.

David Moyes, Old trafford, everton, manager,Moyes desperately wanted to have a successful pre-season
A 3-2 defeat on their Far East tour was their second loss in three tour games so far and Moyes said: "I am disappointed with the goals we conceded."
Moyes, who took over from Sir Alex Ferguson last month, desperately wanted to have a successful pre-season after moving to Old Trafford from Everton.
But, after going behind within a minute, United were always up against it and the defeat left Moyes down in the mouth.
Just 27 seconds had gone when Yokohama went ahead. United bounced back through Jesse Lingard's third goal of the tour and a Masakazu Tashiro own-goal.
But they were unable to build on their advantage, with Danny Welbeck and local hero Shinji Kagawa spurning good chances.
United were eventually picked off, with Yoshihito Fujita bagging the winner three minutes from time, leaving Moyes "disappointed."
Moyes confirmed Rio Ferdinand had been rested after featuring in both games so far, while Michael Carrick was still feeling the effects of a tight groin, which forced him out of training yesterday.
Moyes also played down concerns over Welbeck and Robin van Persie, who came off at halftime.
Lingard is congratulated by Van PeriseLingard is congratulated by Van Perise
“Moyes was happy that Kagawa played 30 minutes despite only reporting for duty yesterday.”
He said: "Robin just felt his thigh in the first half and we didn't want to take any chances. Danny Welbeck felt his groin when he came on.
"We've just got to make sure they're all OK, especially with so many games coming up. We've still got a few games before the season starts."
Moyes was happy that Kagawa played 30 minutes despite only reporting for duty yesterday.
It was enough to earn him man of the match from the sponsors, although even Kagawa looked embarrassed as he collected his prize.
Meanwhile, United's Darren Fletcher hopes to be back in action in September as he recovers from two seasons of illness worries. He will miss the start of the campaign after a bowel operation.
Darren Fletcher hopes to be back in action in September as he recovers from two seasons of illness worries. He will miss the start of the campaign after a bowel operation.
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