Manchester United manager David Moyes will be sacked according to reports in the press this afternoon. The defeat to Everton at Goodison Park yesterday was the final straw for many, including myself. I decided when Moyes was announced as the manager that I would allow him this season and the summer transfer window to rebuild the side. Then after pre-season and the first few matches of the season, if nothing changed, he was probably not the right man. Over the past few weeks I have seen many supporters lose their support for the manager, but recently the players had been performing albeit against the smaller sides in the Barclays Premier League.
Yesterday marked Moyes’ 51st match in charge of the Old Trafford club, which resulted in the 2-0 defeat to his former club, Everton. But it was not the first time the same club had beaten United this season, completing a double over United for the first time since the 1969/70 season, but it was also the first time in footballing history that both Merseyside teams had done the double over United. A series of records broken this season has added to the lacklustre season, with West Bromwich Albion, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United all winning at Old Trafford. In the league alone, eleven matches had been lost, six of those at Old Trafford.
This season United have only beaten Arsenal out of all of the teams above them in the league, which was just not good enough. The team has faltered in a big way and something needs to give. Many see Moyes as the one responsible for it all, but yes he does take the majority of the responsibility, but the players have been under performing for whatever reason. The Manchester Evening News have reported that United are refusing to deny whether the reports are true or not, which suggests that there could be some truth to it all, as with the NYSE open in New York today, the rumours could affect the clubs share price, which had risen at the close of the NYSE last Thursday.
It suggests that there could be an official press release by the club in the coming hours, or even days. When we have more, we will let you know.
By Paul Bienkowski
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