Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement was a very sad day for football fans across the world. Many fans and pundits believed football wouldn't be the same with probably the most successful manager in history no longer around.
The question on everyone's mind, was who was the right man to take over as the next Manchester United manager?
David Moyes and Jose Mourinho seemed to be the two front runners. However, many fans believed there was only one man right for the job and that was Moyes. The key to success at United in recent years has been stability and Mourinho is only a manager who sticks around at a club for two to three years.
Moyes has done wonders at Everton and was manager from 2002-13, showing that he is a fine example of stability and making the right decisions for the long term, considering the lack of financial support he received from the club.
David Moyes knows how hard it will be to bring the same success that Ferguson brought to the club. If the club aren't successful in the short term, fans will definitely be on his back and it's part and parcel of football. However, United will give Moyes time, just like they gave Ferguson, enabling Moyes to show what success he can bring to the club. If United bring in a few extra players to add a bit more quality to the team, then they are sure to be up there fighting for the Premier League title once again, alongside Man City and Chelsea.
There is no doubt it will be harder for United without Ferguson in charge, especially as Man City will be making more high-profile signings this summer and with a new manager at the helm, most likely to be Manuel Pellegrini. Furthermore, Chelsea will surely be stronger next year with the return of Jose Mourinho as manager and they will also attract big names again as they have the money to do so. Also, teams like Arsenal and Tottenham will be stronger next season with signings looking likely and both teams look set to keep their star players.
However, Manchester United will no doubt, still be at the top for the long run. Even if they are not winning the Premier League year in year out, they will surely be challenging for the domestic cups as they will always have that winning mentality and the taste for more trophies, which marks true champions.
Especially with high calibre players, like Robin van Persie, Michael Carrick, Rio Ferdinand etc, United will always have the fire power to win trophies.
There are exciting times ahead for English football fans with the top three clubs all changing their managers. Will these new managers continue to bring the same success to these high profile clubs?
Will United still be the top English club for years to come? David Moyes has shown he is a strong manager and there is no doubt that he can keep the club moving forward in the long run.
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