London: Dutch legendJohan Cruyff has branded Manchester United as stupid for appointing David Moyes as their manager.
Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Fergusonas United boss in 2013 but the decision turned into a total disaster with the club suffering a dramatic fall from grace and failing to secure European qualification before the Scot was sacked after just 10 months in charge.
Louis van Gaal was drafted in this summer to succeed Moyes and pick up the pieces of his troubled reign. But former Netherlands forward Cruyff believes that the damage has been done and that United bosses got it wrong when replacing Ferguson, The Daily Star reported.
Cruyff, who won the Ballon d'Or thrice, said that United paid for their stupidity and now they have got to recover. He said that Moyes is a very good coach because he has seen many years in Everton, but added that the Scot is not a coach which should fit with United because the focus for both teams are totally different.
Cruyff said that that is why the biggest mistake is to ask Moyes to come to United because it is a totally different team with a totally different mentality.
Cruyff said that the basic mistake was to sign Moyes on, and added that he thinks the Scot is a great manager but not for United. He said that Moyes is just a great manager for another type of team.