David Moyes has written an open letter to Manchester United fans, apologising for their disastrous first season under him.
Moyes said he is “desperate to compensate” for such a poor season and praised United fans for continuing to support him and the team through his turbulent first season at the helm.
In his forthright letter, Moyes admitted he did not imagine such a tough first season after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson, but vowed to turn the situation around and make United great again.
As quoted on the Daily Mirror website, the United boss wrote: “While I knew that this job would be a challenge when I took it on, the difficult season we have experienced was not something that I envisaged, which I am sure is the case as well for you supporters – and my players, staff and I am desperate to compensate for that.
“You are accustomed to seeing a successful Manchester United and the backing you have given the players and I throughout the season has been incredible.
“Away from home the travelling fans have remained the best in the country, while at Old Trafford your unwavering faith has been noticeable and hugely welcomed.
“Supporting your team when they are winning is easy, but much harder when things are not going as well, and the loyalty you have shown us has been magnificent.
“Everywhere we turn people outside the club have a lot to say about Manchester United , but we have all stuck together through some tough times this season and I firmly believe that, in the long run, we will all come out at the other end, stronger for the experiences.
“Everything we need have been through will make us a better, stronger team and club in the future.
“Over the years you have seen great winning sides here and, in time, I have
absolutely no doubt that we will see great winning sides here again.
“A big step towards that will be transforming Old Trafford back into the fortress it has long been renowned as, and we will do everything in our power to get the positive performances and results to do that, so that we can give you season ticket holders and all of our supporters something to shout about.”