Published on January 2nd, 2014 | by soccersweep7
5 key problems at Manchester United
Not until Manchester United are out of all competitions will the season be seen as a disaster. But, if the performance levels continue like this, that point can’t be too far away. Here are the main problems that we think Manchester United have this season.
Compared to a Manchester United vintage it’s shocking. Micheal Carrick is back but will take time to recover his form. Apart from him Manchester United are in disarray in the engine room. Tom Cleverley is supposed to be a progressive, more attacking midfielder, but he goes missing from entire matches at a time. The fact that Anderson doesn’t even get a look in is a serious indictment of the player – or it represents terrible judgement on Moyes’ part – either way Manchester United have to prioritise midfield signings.
In fairness to David Moyes he has been dealt a bad hand with injuries so far. Last season’s top scorer RvP has been out for most of the season, while other key performers such as Phil Jones, Rafael da Silva, Micheal Carrick and Nemanja Vidic have had lengthy lay offs. But David Moyes’ training methods have been called into question after he talked in pre-season of ‘over-training’ van Persie . So perhaps he has to take some of the blame for the injury list.
He hasn’t improved Manchester United in any clear or obvious way in our opinion. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has coached improvement into virtually all his players at Liverpool. Moyes has had less time but not one player seems to have improved under the management of Moyes. Is he a top coach at all then?
Just Fellaini so far and he has been poor. He hasn’t demonstrated the level of technique required to play for Manchester United and the fact that Moyes couldn’t envisage that, after several years with the player at Everton, bodes badly for future signings.
Some would call Moyes’ culling of the entire back room staff brave. Others would say it was idiotic. In truth, he tried to hold onto Rene Meulensteen, but The Dutchman declined the invitation. Consequently there is no continuity. Instead Moyes now has a back room staff which includes the less astute Neville and a team that has won nothing at management level.
Do you think that David Moyes is the man to lead Manchester United forward?
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