The David Moyes era at Manchester United has begun rather slowly as the club has only managed to win two of their first five English Premier League matches.

The club is evidently going through a transition period under the new management, as the players get used to Moyes' tactics and Moyes gets accustomed to his new players.

However, the start to the English Premier League season has been disappointing for the Red Devil's faithful, and Moyes is going to need to improve upon some aspects of his coaching if he is to be the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Here are the top five things that David Moyes needs to improve upon as he continues on his journey at the helm of Old Trafford.

1. Media Interactions

The amount of media attention that David Moyes attracts is on a scale that he would never have dreamed of achieving at Everton. Everything that the new Manchester United manager says and does will be heavily scrutinised by the English media. If David Moyes picks his nose, everyone will know.

He has begun his managerial campaign with a handful of controversial comments, while he has also been very public about his transfer window aspirations, which is a contrast to his predecessor who tended to have an air of mystery over his summer dealings. While it's not necessarily a bad thing that Moyes has publicised his summer, he will need to figure out how to use the media to his advantage if he is going to be successful.

2. Squad Rotation System

Every player in the Manchester United squad is a world-class superstar. In contrast to Everton, Manchester United play more games, have more highly reputable players to be kept happy, and have much higher season expectations.

David Moyes has to find the right balance of playing his biggest names and young starlets to keep everyone happy and developing at a proper rate. He has to make sure that players do not become jaded as the season wears on and that the team does not stagnate come the end of the season.

Moyes has had some scrutiny over his squad rotation system recently, as he has favoured the tried and true under Ferguson rather than starting players like Shinji Kagawa and Chicharito.

As the season wears on Moyes will need to develop a dependable rotational system if Manchester United are going to remain title contenders.

3. Handling of Star Players

The club's reputation is bigger, the squad is larger, and the star players at the club have innumerably higher reputations.

Although David Moyes has dealt with Wayne Rooney at Everton it was just when the lad was a youngster, and Moyes will need to learn how to deal with global superstars if he is to be successful at Manchester United.

At Goodison Park the biggest names he had to deal with were Marouane Fellaini and Tim Cahill, and while both are fairly reputable, the players at Manchester United get far more fandom than do those who play at Everton.

Fellaini has just joined the Red Devils and he sits as a rotational option and does not have the same global appeal as does Robin van Persie or Wayne Rooney, who has graced the FIFA video game cover multiple times.

Moyes will have to learn how to deal with his star players so that everyone stays happy and wanting to play for the club.

4. Global Appeal

Manchester United have approximately 35 and a quarter million likes on Facebook from fans across the globe.

Thanks to the duo of Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill the club has developed a certain marketability in almost every continent on the world. The signings of players like Ji-Sung Park, Javier Hernandez, and Shinji Kagawa have given the club a better reputation in Asia and North America. As a result, the Red Devils have developed a large fan base in Mexico, the United States, South Korea, and Japan.

David Moyes will have to continue the global appeal that Manchester United has developed over the past two decades by continuing to win trophies and by making strategic signings that increase their profile in countries where the Manchester United title is not household knowledge.

5. Winning of Trophies

What separates the great managers from the ones who are forever forgotten? Trophies.

Sir Alex Ferguson won an incredible 13 English Premier League titles, and two Champions League trophies in his time at Old Trafford. That is the kind of record that brings immortality and knighthood for a footballing manager.

In contrast, David Moyes has won only two trophies in his career. A league one championship with Preston and a Community Shield before the season started. Manchester United's legacy remains as the team who have won the most English top flight titles and a team that wins trophies year, after year, after year.

David Moyes has to continue the tradition that began with the Busby Babes and was continued in the Ferguson era. He needs to find the drive, edge, and tactical ability to win the trophies that every club strives for. That will be what he is remember for in his Manchester United reign, whether or not he won the big ones.


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