One of the many problems at Manchester United right now is that David Moyes isn’t getting the best out of the players. In fact, his man-management skills could be viewed as a crucial obstruction to success at the club. It’s obviously a vital component in the make up of a successful manager at a top club – keeping a big squad happy and keen.
At different times, Moyes seems to have put the noses of various Manchester United legends out of joint. Rio Ferdinand complained about the late announcements of team selections. Patrice Evra has said that he will probably leave the club for ‘personal reasons’ and, more recently, the agent of Nemanja Vidic has stated that he won’t extend his contract at the club.
It’s obvious that Manchester United need to buy some new players. But evolution always worked so well for Sir Alex. Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs were supreme examples of that. If Moyes does get rid of those three in the summer he is not only losing exceedingly talented players but champions with huge experience. Surely they should be eased out slowly, giving them time to impart all their wisdom on the next generation?
The Telegraph reports today that Manchester United could well let Nemanja Vidic go on a free in the summer. The player who David Moyes called ‘The best defender I have ever worked with’ in September will be shown the door just 9 months later.
Nemanja Vidic has been offered the chance to secure a free transfer move to Inter Milan at the end of the season with the Manchester United captain yet to open talks on a new contract at Old Trafford.
Having been sidelined due to injury this season, and with ongoing concerns over his ability perform regularly for David Moyes’s team, Vidic has yet to sit down with Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman, to discuss a new deal.
We don’t just want to jump on an anti-Moyes band wagon at every opportunity. But this seems like another bad decision on the part of the new Manchester United manager. He appears to be weakening squad spirit and assuming that all Manchester United’s ills come down to the quality of playing staff.
What about team spirit David?
Manchester United fans – is Moyes hindering the United spirit?
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