David Moyes already has a conspiracy theory about Man United’s ‘hardest start for 20 years’

Brooks Peck

When the Premier League fixture list came out for the new season, we noted how much the computer that generated it seems to dislike new Manchester United manager David Moyes. In his first five matches, he will face Swansea City (away), Chelsea (home), Liverpool (away), Crystal Palace (home), and Man City (away). And even after getting the warm feeling of winning his first trophy in the Community Shield, Moyes thinks that something sneaky is to blame.

From Reuters:

"I think it's the hardest start for 20 years that Manchester United have had," said Moyes who took over in the close season following Alex Ferguson's retirement.

"I hope it's not because Manchester United won the league quite comfortably last year that the fixtures have been made much more difficult," Moyes told the BBC on Thursday.

"I find it hard to believe that's the way the balls came out of the bag, that's for sure."

This wasn't just idle chat to the press two days before the start of the season, though. According to the BBC, Moyes took his accusations right to the top.

The Premier League responded by saying: "We have absolutely assured him the process is random and above board. He has accepted those assurances."

A league spokesman also confirmed that Moyes had put his concerns to them directly.

Paranoid delusions and complaining about the league both publicly and privately? Those are two big steps towards being a successful manager of a top club right there.