New Man Utd boss Moyes' name sounds similar to Thai slang for pubic hair

Jul 03, 2013, 18:04 IST | Agencies

New Manchester United manager David Moyes is unlikely to hear too many fans chanting his name in Thailand since his name reportedly sounds like a Thai slang for pubic hair.

New Manchester United boss David Moyes may get a rude shock when he arrives in Thailand along with his side for a tour as his name reportedly sounds like a Thai slang for pubic hair. 

The Scot, who on Monday officially started his job as manager of Manchester United following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, is due to lead the Red Devils for the first time on July 13 against a Singha All Star XI in Bangkok, The Sun has reported.

David Moyes
David Moyes. Pic/AFP

However, the report added, Moyes may face some ridicule from the crowd when he is introduced to local fans, as his names sounds similar to 'Moi'- a slang for pubic hair in Thailand.

Admitting that both the words sound similar, a source said that however, they are spelt differently, and joked that as 'Moi' is a funny and dirty slang for pubic hair, no fans would be chanting Moyes' name when he arrives.

Moyes, who was gifted with an United mousemat as a welcome present, has brought in an entirely new coaching team, all from his former club Everton, following Ferguson's departure after 27 years in charge. 

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