Manchester United continue to stutter under Moyes

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Two wins, two draws and two defeats in the first six games of David Moyes' Manchester United reign.  

If you consider the opposition they faced, the results look even more appalling.

In their opening match of their tour in Asia, the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era began on a negative note in Bangkok as Teeratep Winothai struck the only goal of the game for Thailand All Stars. 

United fans took solace in the fact that even Ferguson had lost his opening game in charge of United.

Performances improved in Sydney, as Danny Welbeck and Robin van Persie helped United get their first win under Moyes. 

It was a thumping 5-1 victory over the A-League All Stars, with Welbeck scoring twice and youngster Jesse Lingard impressing with two well taken goals.

Things again took a turn for the worse, as the Red Devils succumbed to a second defeat in three matches against Yokohama F Marinos. 

In a thrilling game that finished 3-2, United went 2-1 up into the half-time break, before second-half goals from Fabio Aguiar and Yoshihito Fujita saw the home side secure victory.

Conditions did not improve against Cerezo Osaka as United escaped with a late 2-2 draw, courtesy of an injury time Wilfred Zaha goal. 

Shinji Kagawa missed a penalty before scoring united's first equaliser. But fell behind again as 18-year-old Takumi Minanino's 22-yard strike left Anders Lindegaard dumbfounded. 

United ended their pre-season tour of Asia on a positive note with a 5-2 victory against Kitchee. 

Welbeck, Chris Smalling and Fabio were all on target before half-time, while Adnan Januzaj and Lingard impressed again after the break.

United's see-saw pre-season tour ended in a frustrating 1-1 stalemate against Swedish side AIK Solna, as Nani and Jonny Evans picked-up injuries.

New signing Angelo Henriquez scored United's equaliser and final goal of a disappointing campaign.

Moyes has fielded well balanced line-ups with a mix of youth and experience in all the matches. 

Even though youngsters like Lingard and Januzaj impressed, the overall team struggled for consistency. 

Moyes needs to find the problems and correct them before United's Premier League campaign kicking off against Swansea on 17 August. 

With Manchester City spending big and Chelsea getting Jose Mourinho back, the competition for the title has just got tougher.


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