David Moyes’ stock has fallen a lot since his days at Goodison Park but the Scottish boss seems to be remaining loyal to those that featured under him all those years ago, with the arrivals of Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo bringing an increasingly familiar look to Moyes’ new side.
Now at struggling Sunderland, Moyes has been active this month to try and strengthen his squad in the north east but it seems like his scouting team is non-existent, with Moyes instead moving to land players he has worked with.
Sunderland sign Bryan Oviedo and Darron Gibson, meaning David Moyes can now field an entire team of ex-Man Utd/Everton outfielders pic.twitter.com/D8eZuoEy0s
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 30, 2017
With five former Everton men and five former Manchester United players, Sunderland’s are just one goalkeeper short of a weird Moyes hybrid that doesn’t really excite.
Joleon Lescott and John O’Shea are certainly past their best, whilst the same can be said for Gibson in midfield. Steven Pienaar is also getting that way and we can’t remember the last time Victor Anichebe was useful in attack.
There is a lot of talent that Sunderland could have secured from Everton and Manchester United but it seems Moyes is scraping the barrel.