After 25 years under Sir Alex Ferguson, he appointed David Moyes as his successor.
There were some who were delighted with the appointment, but others were questioning the decision.
It appears that the supporters falling into the latter category have had the most to shout about so far, but in my opinion he remains the right man for Manchester United.
From 06-07, Moyes has been fairly consistent with Everton, either finishing 6th or 5th, barring that 8th place in 09-10. The new United boss displayed consistency with a small amount of financial backing from the Everton board.
He had done so much with a little amount of money and made Everton challenge for a place higher up in the table.
But he's facing heavy critique from United supporters and some pundits alike calling for his head, while few are keeping faith in the former Everton and Preston manager. If Moyes can help Everton to the top half of the table, above 8th place, then why can he not achieve the same relative success with United?
The Premier League are much better financially suited and have a better playing squad overall, making them a substantially better outfit than the Everton squad under the Scot.
Moyes recently took a big risk in playing young Belgian midfielder Adnan Jazunaj, and it saved United against Sunderland, the game ending in a 2-1 victory courtesy of the youngster's double. This serves as evidence that he has an eye for talent, which is a promising sign in a manager.
Very few managers win trophies in their first season, and since United are a team and a subsequent fan base used to the glory, it will take time for a successful transition from the dominance of Sir Alex Ferguson to his successor David Moyes.
This season it will be unlikely for them to win trophies, but by the time this campaign ends, expect United to be challenging for trophies and Moyes to be at the top of his managerial game.
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