So what’s the worst part of the Manchester United crisis? The results? The performances? The player disdain? No.
The worst part of this entire scenario is that Manchester United fans can see the next disaster coming but they remain powerless to do anything about it.
When the team was announced on Tuesday, for example, there was uproar on Twitter from Manchester United fans who couldn’t believe that Cleverley, Young and Valencia were picked concurrently. Selecting one would have been avoidable. Two, highly dubious. But all three? Utter madness.
Meanwhile Adnan Januzaj, Manchester United’s best player of the season, wasn’t even on the bench for an absolutely crucial game. He wasn’t injured. He was rested. Next Manchester United game? March 8th.
We will give Moyes the benefit of the doubt and assume that Rafael da Silva was still concussed – because every fan of Manchester United knows that he’s immeasurably better than Chris Smalling on the right. Yet Moyes often seems to prefer the increasingly clumsy centre back. Rafael may make the odd mistake but he has the pace to recover. And he offers more going forward than any of the wingers.
Fellaini? The £27.5m man? Overlooked by Moyes in favour of Tom Cleverley – presumably because The Belgian had been out for three months. But, having paid so much money for the player, you would have thought that Moyes would have enough faith in Fellaini to play him for an hour. Wouldn’t you?
There just doesn’t seem to be a clear policy at Manchester United under Moyes. No style developing. No players improving. No portents whatsoever that things are close to bottoming out. The poor bloke simply seems out of his depth – it’s clear to everyone except The Glazers – and his management of Tuesday’s game beggared belief.
Why is Moyes exempt from the sack when every other Premier League manager would have gone by now, had their results been so much worse than the previous season? This blind faith of The Glazers could be the undoing of Manchester United long-term.
It’s nothing personal. Most Manchester United fans simply want the guy out and a more competent coach to take the reigns.
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