With news a plane will be flying over Old Trafford with a banner reportedly set to read: ‘Wrong One – Moyes Out’ in response to the ‘Chosen One’ banner that is draped inside Old Trafford. Support is fading for the under pressure man at the helm. Something surely has to give.
What needs to change?
Currently it seems like everything needs to change and pundits and fans alike expecting big changes. The fact of the matter is making huge changes will be a gamble not only on those players being good enough, but whether the man in charge will be able to compile a group of players and turn them into challengers guiding them to eventual winners. I think the gamble lies with giving the wrong man the funds, give a man £50 to buy electric and he will come back and heat a house, give a child £50 and you will have a bag of twirly whirly’s, a few chomps and maybe a snickers. Sitting in the dark wondering why you didn’t send someone else to get the electric.
Does a club that just won the league need a Spurs type spending spree, did we lose our prize asset? Have I missed something? Ultimately every season you need 2-3 fresh faces to shuffle the pack you need incoming’s but you need outgoings. Whether it’s sports science or a motivational manager you have to squeeze that extra percentage out of average players. Currently we seem to be a team awash with average players, are they really that average or are they being guided by an average manager.
Do we have one under Moyes has it been lost? Either way we need to establish one and fast. Pace is a key component in any successful team whether that be moving the ball quickly or moving with the ball quickly. Currently we’re not doing either with enough consistency to reflect in our results.
Our lack of mobility in midfield areas has been exposed on every occasion it’s been questioned this season, surely Mata would be better deployed in a more central role even if that role is a deeper one.
So can David Moyes recover from this? I think he lost the players a while ago, but I think now the faithful United fans are being lost and this could spell the end.
At the moment David Moyes stands in the dugout, resembling someone standing in a supermarket car park unable to remember what car they arrived in, looking vacant and lost. Ultimately he needs to go back from where he came but how and when.