Nemanja Vidic has spoken at length about the reasons behind David Moyes' failure at Manchester United, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph's Mark Ogden.
Vidic, who was relatively diplomatic and respectful about Moyes, believes that the crux of the issue was that the former United boss attempted to graft a philosophy onto the club which was alien to the bunch of players he inherited.
There was a transition. You get someone who sees football in a different way and he will want to put his stamp on the team and the way he wants to play. Ryan [Giggs] shares the same ideas as Sir Alex Ferguson and his was a more similar approach to the one we had with Sir Alex. The players are more used to it and felt more comfortable with it.
I am not saying that the David Moyes way was bad, but these players feel more comfortable playing a certain way of football
He did hint briefly at the confusion in tactics and selection which
Sometimes you have players playing on the wing and if it is a midfield player, he might not be able to perform. You need time to adapt to a certain style and we didn’t adapt quickly enough. After the results started to be a bit bad, everyone started to get more nervous, then we lost confidence.
He was also very equivocal when asked whether he would have left Old Trafford had he known that Moyes would be gone at the end of the season.
Read the rest of the extensive interview here.