There are many questions being asked of David Moyes and Manchester United at the moment.
There is no doubt that Moyes is a very talented manager. An 11 year stint as manager of Everton speaks for itself. He may not have actually been able to manage to win the club a trophy, but under Moyes, Everton had some impressive seasons, none more so than breaking into the top four and securing themselves a Champions League qualification spot.
There is a massive step up though, from being Everton manager to the Manchester United manager. The task is made that little bit more difficult because of the shoes Moyes has to fill, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Again, it is really naive to question Moyes' suitability to the Manchester United job so soon into the season. The fixture list has been harsh on United, with trips to Anfield and the Etihad stadium, and with the visit of Chelsea to Old Trafford.
But, these are the games you should strive for as manager of United. Not to criticise Moyes too soon, but tactically he has been rather negative. Chelsea at home, the tactics looked to be rather conservative, or in other words, both teams simply matched each other like for like. However, the trip to Liverpool, you have to question Moyes' decision to play veteran Ryan Giggs on the right wing.
Perhaps to some it may not be such a bad call but it is a rather unknown position for Giggs. Moreover, there was just a lack of creativity within the team. Now that may not be directly Moyes' fault, but he does pick the team.
The trip to the Etihad was not so much a question of where did Moyes go wrong this time, but rather a lack of commitment and passion from the team. City were just simply the better team.The same can be said for the West Brom defeat, just a lack of quality. The main problem Moyes has got was that he appears to have inherited a team with long term problems. Let's be honest, the club has had a prolonged midfield crisis that Moyes has focused on changing.
Some may sit and read this article with disgust. This is not a way of suggesting Moyes should not be manager of United, but simply searching for a balanced argument. Moyes himself comes out to the media and claims he is the right man for the job.
One important note to be considered is this; would Sir Alex have chosen Moyes as the next manager of United if he did not think he was good enough? The answer is a simple no. Sir Alex would not do anything to hinder the club in the long term. The plan on who would succeed Sir Alex would have been a well thought out plan.
As fans of Manchester United, the best thing to do is give David Moyes time. He is still trying to implement his own ways, so to speak, onto the club. Alot has changed at the club and perhaps the players are still reeling after Sir Alex's retirement. It takes time for any club to adjust.That is exactly what Moyes needs. If he is given time, which he will be, he will change things round.
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