With the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, at the end of last season, many people were under the impression that the new Manchester United boss would be under immense pressure. 

The 2013 pre-season tour is proving that speculation to be true for manager David Moyes.

The first game of the tour was played against the Singha All Star XI on July 13 in Bangkok and United went down by a goal to nil. The team played very slow which is understandable in a pre-season match. There standout performances from Wilfried Zaha and Adnan Januzaj. 

However, results are what are important to the fans whether or not it is pre-season. The players knew this and were able to bounce back with a 5-1 win against the A-League All Stars in Sydney.

Unfortunately, United was unable to keep up the performance today against Yokhama F-Marinos in Japan. This match handed David Moyes his second defeat in three games as the Red Devils were beaten 3-2. Jesse Lingard was the only player able to score (the second goal was an own goal). Another slow performance from the Red Devils.

The fans understand that it is preseason, but they also believe that the champions of England should not be losing to these teams. The impact these results can have on players can be negative. David Moyes was under so much pressure when he took over for Sir Alex and with these results, the pressure will only increase.

 

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