David Moyes Has The Best Start of Any New United Manager Since Matt Busby In 1946: Nightly Soccer Report

You can twist statistics to say a lot of different things, but there’s no denying that Manchester United manager David Moyes received a massive boost tonight with his side’s 1-0 victory against Liverpool in the League Cup thanks to a Chicharito goal.

To put the win into context as far as how the season is going, the boffins at BBC Sport have figured out that Moyes “has now won five of his first eight games in all competitions – the best start of any new United manager since Matt Busby in 1946.”

While the stat is true and impressive, we also have to remember that United have had very few managers since Busby was in charge (seven, in fact, if you include Busby’s second stint as manager from 1970-71). And many of us remember how dreadful Sir Alex Ferguson’s start was to life as a United manager in 1986.

Still, it’s an impressive start to the season especially given tonight’s huge win.

Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:

Premier League

International soccer

UEFA Champions League

South American soccer

Football League

Serie A


La Liga


The Nightly Soccer Report is tomorrow’s news today. It’s often tomorrow morning’s worldwide newspaper headlines that are published the night before. We do all the work for you, combing the Internet and aggregating the news for you. Read The Nightly Soccer Report on World Soccer Talk every night before bed, so you can stay on top of all the news that matters. 

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