Howard: Treatment of Moyes was unfair

, 21 April, 0comments  |  Jump to most recent
Tim Howard has come to the defence of David Moyes after the former Everton manager was barracked by joyous Everton fans during Sunday's victory over Manchester United at Goodison Park.

Moyes's emergence from the tunnel prior to the match was met with boos from some Evertonians in response to the manner of his pursuit of Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines last summer and was the subject of mocking chants – presciently, they included an obligatory rendition of "sacked in the morning" – by the end as Everton ran out convincing 2-0 victors.

Howard, who was signed by Moyes in 2006, has labeled the treatment of his former manager as "unfair", though, citing the stability that the Scot brought to Goodison and his own experiences playing under him for seven years.

That is unfair on him, Howard said. We have brilliant fans, but it's unfair. He was the second coming, the messiah 12 months ago, and I don't think as Evertonians we should ever forget that.

He wouldn't want me feeling sorry for him. I love David Moyes. I think he is a brilliant manager. He was [a brilliant manager] here for us and I will be forever grateful.

The American was pleased with the Blues' win, though, saying: It was a good performance, another performance like the one against Arsenal. We got the goals and the clean sheet and we played it well from the back. I thought we did well.

We had to absorb their pressure. They had a lot of possession. They have a lot of talented players. They over loaded the middle of the pitch and made it tough to get the ball off them but we were resilient and we adapted. We hit them on the counter. That is what the game called for.

Quotes sourced from ESPN FC

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