Former Manchester United manager David Moyes claimed in a British newspaper interview published on Sunday that he should have been given more time by the club.
Moyes was sacked by United in April after just 10 months in the role. His successor, Louis van Gaal, took charge of his first Premier League game on Saturday, when United lost 2-1 at home to Swansea City.
United slumped alarmingly under Moyes, eventually finishing the season in seventh place, but he feels he could have proven himself a worthy replacement for Alex Ferguson if the club had shown more patience. (Van Gaal takes responsibility for Man United 'horror show')