It came as quite a shock when former Manchester United manager David Moyes decided to return to management with Sunderland, following Sam Allardyce appointment as the next England manager. Moyes reputation suffered a battering during his time at Old Trafford as the chosen one became the first failure of United in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson period. However with Sunderland, Moyes will get one more chance to prove his managerial ability in a club which has been left in pristine condition by Big Sam. The Scot’s last stint was with Real Sociedad, but the 53-year old was sacked 12 months into the job with the La Liga side sitting sixteen on the table.
Moyes will be aware of the mammoth task that lies in wait for him, Sunderland are known to be perennial season strugglers and it will be the new managers task to keep his team in the top tier come next May. Given the wealth of experience Moyes possess and the money to acquire reinforcements, he has everything in place to transform Sunderland from seasonal strugglers to a top ten Premier League side. Here are the 3 players we feel Moyes might bring in from United this summer.
The youngster was brought into the first team fold at Old Trafford by Moyes himself in 2013. He was the standout player for united in what was a disastrous season under the first season under the Scot. However under Louis Van Gaal, the Belgian found his playing time reduced significantly, even his loan spell at Dortmund last season proved to be a failure. With huge doubts regarding his future at United, it might just be the perfect time to reunite with the man who gave him his first Premier League start
Keane has been at United since the age of 11 but after numerous loan spells, the time might be right for the youngster to make a move. David Moyes is well aware of the talent the Englishman forward possess and will be eager to bring him to the Stadium of Light this summer. Last season, the forward made just two appearances in all competitions, spending most of the campaign on loan at Championship outfit Preston North End. With Ibrahimovic joining the Red Devils this summer, Keane will fall further down the pecking order. Therefore a move to Sunderland might be appealing as he searches for more first team football.
The 19-year-old signed a new contract only in May, however with Jose Mourinho coming in and Luke Shaw back fit, it appears he won’t be getting much game time next season. Jackson is a talented, solid defender, who has enormous potential to turn into one of the world’s best but that will only come with more time on the pitch, something Mourinho can’t guarantee him, given the return of his senior full-backs. It will be wise for him to make the move this summer, and Moyes could definitely do with a talented youngster like him in the squad.