David Moyes says that he has been “ashamed” of some of the results and performances he has overseen since taking control of Manchester United last summer.
The Scot was handpicked to replace Sir Alex Ferguson after the iconic Old Trafford chief retired, and was expected to keep thing going smoothly this term.
However, the Red Devils have struggled on the field of play, and now look unlikely to finish in the top four and qualify for Europe next term.
Moyes could be forgiven for a disappointing opening to his United career, but the manner in which his team have played on occasion has led to intense criticism and rumours that his job may be under threat.
There was a glimmer of light during midweek, as the Premier League champions eased into the last eight of the Champions League with a 3-2 aggregate win against Olympiakos, and speaking ahead of a must win clash against West Ham today, the ex-Everton chief revealed the extent of his frustrations so far:
“In some of the other home games I’ve felt ashamed because the team haven’t played well enough and I haven’t got a team out there that has got a good enough result.” He is quoted by The Express.
“The big thing on Wednesday was that I could look the supporters in the face after the game because I thought we had given them something to shout about and we had nothing to be ashamed of in our performance.”
United will be without Robin van Persie for four to six weeks, with the Dutchman having suffered a knee injury.