Landon Donovan on Wednesday sounded off on the news that Manchester United had fired head coach David Moyes in an interview with SI.com. The USA and LA Galaxy midfielder got to know Moyes during his two different short-term loan stints at Everton in 2010 and 2012.
“I love David Moyes,” Donovan said. “Not only as a manager, but as a person. He was very good to me. He brought me to Everton, and I was very hopeful he would do well at Manchester United. It's sad to see that he didn't get a little more time. But that's the way the world works these days and I'm sure he'll [land] on his feet and do well.”
The 32-year-old added: “He inherited a group of players that weren't his own, so that's always difficult. But I think over time, when he was at Everton he's shown he's capable of putting a winning team out on the field. But that's the way it goes. That's life, and that's the unfortunate part of coaching.”