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David Moyes: Is he out of his depth?

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When David Moyes was appointed by the reigning Premier League champions Manchester United this summer - however it has been a less than harmonious start to the season for the Scot, who has bemoaned United's opening fixtures.

It got off to a good start with a comprehensive victory away to Swansea City winning 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium. It is the three Premier league games they have played against the big-boys that will have the fans concerned.

At home to Chelsea, not a lot happened in the game and Moyes showed his negative tactics something that the champions were not used to seeing.

They had become accustomed to pushing on late in games and grabbing a winner but if anything it was Chelsea who were more likely.

This was followed by an away loss at fierce rivals Liverpool and a demoralising defeat at the hands of their closest and bitter rivals Manchester City. The most worrying thing for their fans would be that they just did not create anything of much note for huge parts of that match and were made to look ordinary.

David Moyes has looked out of his depth so far as United manager, struggling in the transfer window and only bringing in one recognisable face in the form of Marouane Fellaini who in my opinion does exactly the same job as Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick.

Fellaini's signing had more than a hint of desperation on deadline day. They had spent a lot of time trying to land Cesc Fabregas for Barcelona. They resembled Arsenal last season throwing money at nearly anything with a heartbeat just to appease the fans. The Ander Herrera deal was just an embarrassment something the club did well to distance themselves from quickly.  

At the moment the lucrative six year deal they have offered Moyes seems very costly. With City players seemingly now settling well you would have to make them favourites for the League.

Everton have improved already under Martinez in my opinion. Then you have Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool who are all looking good as contenders. You would have to feel with Chelsea it is only a matter of time until Jose Mourinho gets things ticking at Stamford Bridge.

This could result in a very tight and exciting Premier League for the neutral but likewise a very tough and disappointing one for Moyes.

Moyes, who never won anything as Everton Manager and has only ever won the Football League Second division title at Preston North End back in 2000, has resembled something of a forlorn figure since Sunday's demolition by Man City - he will have to pick himself and his players up quickly for the visit of Liverpool tomorrow.

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