Some think it’s commendable that David Moyes has been given time to ‘get things right’ at Manchester United despite an appalling run of results and performances that have never been witnessed by many fans of the club.
We understand the idea of giving someone time if they are showing some signs of doing good work at the club. Any good work at all. But, in our view, Moyes is failing in every area of managing Manchester United.
Young, Valencia, Cleverley, Smalling. The latter was probably the worst on the pitch on Tuesday but he may improve over time and when played in his preferred role. As for the others, even a casual observer could tell you that they are rubbish. Manchester United fans have been crying out for them to be omitted from the team. But Moyes keeps picking them. In the biggest games! It’s absolute madness.
Everyone can see that Manchester United no longer have top conventional wingers – players who are lighting quick, have a trick and love to get their boots white. Most would agree that Young, Valencia and Nani just aren’t up to scratch. So why play something resembling a 4-4-2? And why continue to pick these players when decent ones like Kagawa are sitting on the bench and top players like Januzaj aren’t even in the squad?
General Decision Making
Moyes used his best performer of the season, Adnan Januzaj, against Crystal Palace at the weekend with Manchester United highly unlikely to finish top four. He then rests him (although Manchester United have no game for ten days) for a game which is absolutely crucial to the club’s season. You simply can’t expect to manage Manchester United for long if you make these sorts of calls.
Around £65m so far on Fellaini and Mata. The first has been beyond poor. The second signing was commendable but only if you have a strong idea of where you are going to play the guy. Leaving him marooned out on the right wing of, you guessed it, a 4-4-2 is criminal. Do you trust him to spend a load more of Manchester United’s hard earned?
In our opinion Moyes doesn’t have the personality to inspire people. We genuinely feel sorry for the guy. But he shouldn’t keep his job based on sympathy from the club or wider public. 3 wins out of 12 games in 2014 is simply not good enough. It’s not getting batter. It’s getting worse.
We think that the situation is getting ridiculous and cannot understand why Manchester United are retaining the services of David Moyes. He has to be sacked before things can improve.
Any other club would have sacked their manager on this form. Manchester United may say that they aren’t just ‘any’ club. But they will be if they carry on on this trajectory.
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