The former Everton supremo has just landed the biggest job in English football, taking over from the departing Sir Alex Ferguson at rivals United.
But, Moyes confessed that, despite the club’s decorated history and global fan base, his heart will always belong in the blue half of the city.
He said: “I’m not going to lie, I’ve always hated United. But, its a job isn’t it. I mean we’re in a recession, so you’ve got to take what ever is going.”
The Scot, who spent 11-years in Merseyside, beat some of the world’s best managers to grab the much coveted hot seat.
However, Moyes still insists that he will do everything he can to help Manchester City, even if it’s at the expense of United.
He said: “Obviously, I’m United manager now, so I want them to win. But, when it comes to the crunch, I’ll happily lie down for City.”
These extraordinary comments are bound to distress millions of United fans, all of whom live outside of Manchester.
Indeed, the club’s official supporters’ group, which is based in London, released this statement in response to Moyes’s comments.
“On behalf of all United fans who sporadically attend games, we would like to express our disdain and disgust at the comments made by David Moyes.”
A spokesman on behalf of Moyes insisted that his comments were taken out of context.