Lots of stuff in the press after this game of course. The Daily Mail reported “On social networking sites and fan forums on Monday, the groundswell of opinion against Moyes continued to grow. Even the more rational are beginning to tire of United’s insipid football and a manager who rarely seems to say or do anything to inspire confidence in his ability to reverse a downward trend.”
The Huffington Post had “David Moyes: 9 Reasons Why Manchester United Should Sack Him”.
The Guardian “With each demoralising defeat the ire and concerns of United fans focus more on Moyes and whether he is the man for the job. The manner of the defeats the 50-year-old is overseeing is the chief charge against him. All teams lose but to go down constantly by playing like a team of strangers seven months into his inaugural season offers scant hope of optimism.”
Telegraph “It would not take Saatchi & Saatchi too long to come up with a slogan to sum up Manchester United's torrid season. 'David Moyes isn’t working’ would be a remodelling of something they have produced before but, as the home supporters drained out of Old Trafford at the end of a 3-0 humiliation at the hands of Liverpool, enough were raging against their sinking manager to suggest that those four words would perfectly encapsulate the mood. Had Moyes been employed by any other footballing superpower and presided over such a disastrous run of results, his tenure would have been cut short weeks ago. His survival at United is based on the club’s determination to give the manager time to reshape the squad and team in his image, reduce the average age of the squad and promote from within.”
It’s reported that there’s a rift between him and Giggs and it’s true that Giggs has not featured for several weeks.
Kevin Sheedy the Everton youth coach has tweeted that Moyes showed no interest in the youth team. This would support the fact that he didn’t go in for Ross Barkley who has established himself in the premiership this season in just the kind of midfield up and down role that we are crying out for. Moyes obviously didn’t see his potential and, instead, paid £27m for the lumbering Fellaini.