Saturday 19 January 2019

Hull boss Phelan has no grudge against Moyes over United exit

Hull boss Mike Phelan. Photo: PA
Hull boss Mike Phelan. Photo: PA

Hull boss Mike Phelan says he has no point to prove to Sunderland counterpart David Moyes today when the two Premier League sides meet at the Stadium of Light.

Moyes opted not to retain Phelan as a coach when he took over from Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in 2013, so ending the Hull manager's 18-year stay at Old Trafford.

Phelan's side can climb eight points clear of bottom club Sunderland with victory this weekend, but Phelan said he had no axe to grind against Moyes, whose own stay at United ended in acrimonious fashion when he was sacked after 10 months in charge.

"I've no point to prove," Phelan said.

"I had a fantastic career at Manchester United as a player, assistant manager and as a coach.

"It's not for me to hold any grudges or anything like that. I was privileged and certainly enjoyed my 18 years there overall, which is more than most people get, especially in the game these days.

"I'm in a fortunate position. I enjoyed my time, but my time now is here and to try and bring a lot of that expertise that was in abundance at Manchester United to a club like Hull. That's what we're trying to do."

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