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Moyes Full Of Praise For Pulis

21 February 2014

Manchester United manager David Moyes has heaped praise on Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis for the “great job” he is doing at Selhurst Park. 

The Red Devils boss spoke highly of the Eagles supremo during a press conference earlier today, ahead of Saturday evening’s clash between the two sides. 

The Scot, who took over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford in the summer, told the gathered media: “I'd never be disrespectful to any manager because I think Ian Holloway did a brilliant job of bringing them up and getting them going the way they are. 

“However, I think Tony Pulis has showed all his experience. A lot of people were writing Tony off during his time at Stoke City but he hasn't half gone in there and made a few people eat their words. 

“Results are what matter and you have to think about where Crystal Palace were and where they are now. What matters to Tony is results and he's very good at getting them.

“Tony always has his sides well organised and well drilled,” Moyes added. 

“The players are made well aware of how he wants them to play and what's expected from them. He's had great success throughout his career. He's been a really successful manager in the Premier League. 

“If he keeps Crystal Palace up, there won't be anybody in this room or any other journalists who'd have thought they'd stay up. He's doing a great job with them.”

United have not won a single game on their travels since the turn of the year, but Moyes believes his players have returned from a training camp in Dubai reinvigorated ahead of this weekend’s trip to SE25.

He added: "It was great that we had some time together with the players - the first time I've really had the chance to have a few days with the lads.

“We trained and had some relaxation time as well, so it was good. You hope you get some benefit from it. I'm sure it will benefit the players, having the chance to relax. 

“We'd have rather been in the FA Cup, let me tell you that, but we weren't so the next thing we had to do was get them ready for the 12 remaining games.”

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