I knew we were going to lose against City, It just could not have been any other result. But as the first half went, felt we got better maybe because City were being too confident. But not even once during the 90 mins did i feel we could overturn the deficit. And that is so non-United. To point the fingers at the Manager alone is wrong as players have clearly not lived up to the expectations. Rio ferdinand was at fault for the first 2 goals and Evra&Ferdinand combined for the 3rd. But when the manager comes up and tells that we should aspire to play like City i felt like ripping my guts out and strangling that idiot. I don’t think he still has realized that this is not Everton.
He has in the last 8 months not shown a single time that he is capable of turning this around, forget the mess we are in, have we ever come back to win once we have gone behind this season?? I cannot remember one such occasion. All he does is sit on the chair like a bemused and confused person who has absolutely no clue as to what needs to be done. Instead of spending hours groaning, maybe he can take a look at himself and see that the change needs to come from him and not expect things to change.
One thing am certain about is he WILL get another season, i hope not though and i will tell you why. How many WORLD CLASS player does he think he can sign? NOT ONE!! Would any player come to Manchester United to play probably in the Europa League for the next 2-3 seasons maybe when he can get Champions League football either at the same club or elsewhere. Expect another frustrating and embarrassing transfer window.
As to my reason as why we can let go of Moyes - Moyes came in with an expectation that wasn’t as high or demanding as Mourinho or Pellegrini. All that was expected of him was to ensure we would be in the CL. We had a colossal F up in the first transfer window under him. And that was probably all Ed Woodward’s fault, but i will still partly blame him. Second transfer window he got an absolute gem of player in Juan Mata but has hardly used him where he would be at this best. Reason - Rooney.
That takes me to that mammoth 300k a week contract and the possibility of him captaining the side. *Bang the head on the wall moment*
Not ONCE in this season have we played like a team that were the defending champions. Not ONCE have we made the Opposition think that it is Manchester United who they play against. More often than not, the match was lost even before the players had come out of the tunnel. The passion, the hunger, desire, the waves after waves of attack, the pressure that was when you played Manchester United, ALL gone. All because of one man? Doubt that. The players too had a role to play, the crowd did too. The players are more or less the same. The crowd is even more vocal than before. But all that has changed is ONE MAN. And that new man is destroying what SAF had built over 26 years.
Things have clearly not worked under Moyes and even if he gets another season, i doubt he can do what he has not been able to so far. Agreed we might (M.I.G.H.T) sign some good players who will fit into the Moyes way of playing, but what exactly is that? Tactically Moyes has been woeful to put it mildly. The games that i think where we actually played with some sort of shape and carried an attacking threat were Olympiakos at home and West ham away. Too late in the season and that too the we were lucky. esp against Olympiakos. If not for David de Gea we might have let in a few. Welbeck too was brilliant that night.
I see no harm in the club admitting that we haven’t progressed but regressed and we don’t see things changing soon, so WE need to CHANGE things. It is about having a long term plan actually. If certain things are not working towards that goal, it is better to resolve it at the earliest than when it actually becomes a massive issue.
So far Moyes has NOT shown one indication that he can get it right. If the expected change is not happening see what the control factors are, CHANGE the parameters if required.
Some say he has 200m to spend. 1. Glazers 2. Do you really think they would spend more money than they have in their entire time at the club combined in a single window?? 3. Rooney contract. 4. Who will they buy? And if they do, we will spend far more than what is right and the weekly wages will be astronomical.
I just do not see this happening. So expect yet another mediocre season next. Having said that, IF Moyes can prove me and many United fans who doubt him wrong, we would be the most vocal in backing him. BUT prove first.
Remember its not about DAVID MOYES, it’s about MANCHESTER UNITED.
P.S I know it is long, very long, but read it. If you opinion is other than what mine is, pls feel free to discuss that out with VALID points. Don’t say things like SAF said Back your new manager, might as well punch you.