DAVID Moyes has been advised by his predecessor to boost Manchester United’s league position by getting more goals.
In a secret meeting between the two, former manager Sir Alex Ferguson also explained that keeping the opposing team from scoring goals at the other end could really make a difference.
Sir Alex said: “David complained that no matter how balanced his team is or how visionary his tactics, they seem to lose points because of some numbers up on a big illuminated board.
“I told him that, at the most basic level, winning a game means scoring more goals than the opposing team in 90 minutes.
“Although of course the refs always gave me 98.”
United’s 2-0 win against Swansea came after Moyes followed advice which he has privately disdained as being old-fashioned.
He said: “I suppose in the days of 4-4-2 and hoofing it up the pitch goals seemed like a big deal, and if you’re playing against a smaller club they’re effective.
“But for our game against Chelsea next week I hope we can return to what really counts: Prozone statistics, sponsorship revenue, and debt-profit ratio.
“However I shall be emulating Alex in buying a racehorse with the Glazer family and then taking them to court for a share of the stud fees.
“Well, I say a racehorse. Ryan Giggs.”