El Diario Vasco interviewed West Ham United manager David Moyes ahead of Manchester United’s Europa League tie against Real Sociedad at Old Trafford.
The Scot managed the two clubs between 2013 and 2015 after spending over a decade at Everton.
He was appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford in 2013, but the Red Devils sacked him just 10 months into his six-year contract.
Moyes moved to San Sebastian in November 2014 and La Real sacked him a year later after the La Liga side endured a poor start to the 2015/16 season.
Despite losing jobs at United and Real Sociedad, the Hammers boss only had positive things to say about his two former clubs.
“I have great memories of both clubs. Manchester United is a very good, tough and growing team right now,” he said.
“They have players who speak for themselves. We played them in the FA Cup two weeks ago and we lost 1-0 in extra time. They have young players like Real [Sociedad], who are having a fantastic season. I try to watch their matches and I am really impressed by what they have done during this course.”
United registered a 4-0 comfortable victory over the Spanish club in the first leg tie last week.
When asked whether the result in Turin shows the ‘real difference between both teams’, Moyes said: “I think the Premier League has very strong teams this season. Manchester City are very good, Manchester United is very good, Liverpool were European champions two years ago…”
“You cannot underestimate the might of Manchester United. They are very fast, which is why they stand out the most.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are favourites to make it to the next round of the Europa League.