In our first article on this season by season series, we’ll be taking a look back at David Moyes’ season in charge. These are our top 5 moments in an ultimately disappointing season-
1) First up is Manchester United’s 2-1 away win at Sunderland which was way back in October 2013. In this game, Sunderland scored within 5 minutes but Adnan Januzaj decided it was time for him to announced himself to the world.
The shining light in David Moyes season in charge, the Belgian youngster scored a brace to complete a comeback win that was much needed after two consecutive losses in the league, including a heavy 4-1 loss against Manchester City.
2) Next up is the 3-2 home win vs Stoke City. Another game in October and another comeback for United with Hernandez scoring an incredible late winner. Rooney also managed to get on the score sheet and their two goals ultimately made the difference.
A win here was crucial as United drew at home against Southampton in the previous game and looked to have followed that with a loss until these two strikers turned it around for the Red Devils.
3) Our next moment comes a month later when David Moyes’ United beat Arsenal 1-0 at home in November. Robin Van Persie scored the only goal of the game and, unless memory fails us, it was the first time he celebrated scoring against his former team.
The Dutch striker had previously refused to score against the Gunners in the season before but after being booed and treated disrespectfully, he decided to celebrate without shame. Watch Robin Van Persie score and celebrate below, making it 3 wins on the trot for United.
4) It’s strange to consider a loss as one of the best moments since Sir Alex Ferguson retired but such is the quality of the moment. In the 2nd leg of the Manchester United’s quarter final Champions League game against Bayern Munich, Evra did the unthinkable.
The now Juventus man scored an incredible volley to help United safe face in a game that eventually ended 3-1 to Bayern. Equally as good as the goal was the celebration that followed from the Frenchman in an away game back in April 2014.
5) Fast forward a month later and it was actually Ryan Giggs who was interim manager of Manchester United in his last season as a player for the club. While that in itself is a great moment to behold, we’ve chosen something a little different.
In the Welshman’s third game in charge and United’s last home game of the season, Giggs brought on James Wilson who went on to score a brace in his debut. It was a Manchester United youth product giving another United youth product the chance to shine and it’s fair to say Wilson did exactly that.