Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reaping time, patience at Manchester United, David Moyes says
West Ham United manager David Moyes said on Tuesday that his Manchester United counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is building an exciting team that has been given time on the job-something the Scot felt he hadn't been afforded at Old Trafford.
Moyes, who replaced long-term United boss Alex Ferguson in 2013, was sacked after having been in charge for just 10 months but the 57-year-old said he was looking forward to returning to his former side for Wednesday's clash.
"Ole had a hard start, but the difference between Ole and me is that he's given time. He 's bringing in players from the academy, for whom United has always stood," Moyes said to a news conference.
They have got their own really exciting young players now ... To me it's a fantastic club and a great place to be, and the world's largest club. It is such a special place to go and I look forward to returning.
Solskjaer's United in all competitions were on an undefeated streak of 19 matches before losing to Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday.
West Ham has played their last two league games, scoring seven goals on 37 points to climb to 16th, with two rounds left and an opportunity for Premier League survival.
"The maths tell us the job is not done yet, so we have to plan to make sure we 're ready for the next game, to if we can, take the three points," Moyes said.
"We've not changed our approach. We've trained every day and prepared hard because we want to get better, not just for this season but for the future." Moyes said Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek, who joined on loan from Slavia Prague in January, was part of his future plans. "He's a West Ham player, simple as that," Moyes said.