Date: 1st August 2016 at 2:39pm
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Is history repeating itself?

Two years ago, around this time of the year, Manchester United welcomed David Moyes to Old Trafford as the managerial replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson.

Moyes appointment came with the approval of Sir Alex and Moyes record at both Preston North End and Everton gave every indication that he was the man for the job.

As it turned out, less than a year later, it was universally agreed that he wasn`t and his services were dispensed with.

But, around two years ago, Moyes bought in a towering midfielder who had, when playing against us, proven to be a real handful, his name was Marouane Fellaini.

Now, moving swiftly back to the present day, Moyes is in charge of Sunderland, replacing Sam Allardyce who has taken the England job vacated by Roy Hodgson.

Today Moyes held his first press conference since taking on the role and was asked, considering Sunderland have yet to make a summer signing so far, asked if he`d be trying to lure Marouane Fellaini to the Stadium of Light, asked if the big Belgian was the type of player he was looking for, Moyes replied,

‘I’d love to have that level of player – realistically that’s probably not going to happen, but if we can get that level of player the doors would be wide open for them to come in.’

I don`t know David, there`s quite a few Manchester United supporters that would be happy to see the under-performing Belgian move to Sunderland!