Are the cacophony of boos ringing around Old Trafford as of yet? After the thrashing at the hands of cross city rivals in the Manchester derby against the Citizens, it looks as if fans at Old Trafford are losing their patience on manager David Moyes. The Scot took over from legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer but the Red Devils have had a disastrous season in the Premier League where they now sit seventh. Twelve points adrift of fourth placed Arsenal and a mammoth 18 points difference of top placed Chelsea. The Red Devils, thanks to the drubbing against City are more or less out of contention for the Champions League berth and it seems as if everything has perhaps gone wrong for Moyes.
Fans were revolting against David Moyes after the Mnachester derby, and had to be restrained by stewards. Sources close to Moyes reveal he has received death threats from all over the world, putting pressure on him to resign as United boss. After the game in a gloomy Old Trafford, stewards also had to stand around the “The Chosen One” banner as a few fans were going to take it off during the game. Sources close to Old Trafford have confirmed that the Glazers are looking to fire Moyes just one year into his 6 year contract, and will also fire Ferguson from the board if he stops them from sacking Moyes.
To add to the misery, united will now take on current European Champions and newly crowned Bundesliga Champions (for a record 24th time) Bayern Munich in the quarter finals of the Champions League. With Robin Van Persie out through injury and Juan Mata ineligible, Wayne Rooney will have to shoulder the meager expectations at Old Trafford. It looks highly unlikely, given their recent form of late, that the Red Devils will get any closer to even think of surpassing the Bavarians.
It’s true that there has been nothing particularly visible against Moyes during games at Old Trafford. No ‘Moyes Out’ flags or anything. However things in football are quite imminent if results which are produced aren’t the ones desired. Sadly Moyes is walking on a thin line.
Adding to the situation was United Legend Gary Neville who said that the current situation cannot be solved with money. “The worrying thing is that everyone here associated with the club feels that £150million would solve the woes,” Neville said. “But it’s almost like you’ve got to know what’s wrong with the soup before you throw more ingredients in to make it better – and at the moment I’m not quite sure where you’d start. The defense does not push up the pitch, they’re not front-foot defensively, while in midfield you need pressure and drive and they haven’t got that. They are not risk-takers in midfield so the passing is slow at times. Ryan Giggs is the first midfielder, in the Olympiakos game last week, that I’ve seen pass the ball forwards. Up front I think they’ve got good players, but it’s where you fit them in and how you position them together. Moyes has got some work to do in working that out over the next few months.
Quotes Courtesy: Sky Sports