It takes a certain type of individual to succeed at the very top of their profession. A certain arrogance is needed, a certain confidence in your own ability and a strong belief in what you're doing.

David Moyes must be starting to think to himself how can he get this Manchester United team out of this slump in form, after the Premier League champions suffered another home defeat at the hands of Newcastle United.

Old Trafford and United have lost the fear factor, the Fergie factor. The pressure is beginning to mount on Moyes, and at stages on Saturday looked a lonely character.

Moyes is not a bad manager and he showed this at Everton. Under a small budget, and a lot smaller expectations, the 50-year-old Scot got the Toffees playing some of their best football, and constantly finished well in the league.

Manchester United is a different ball game though. Moyes is struggling under the pressure, but who wouldn't be daunted by the task of taking over after United's most successful manager of all time, Sir Alex Ferguson.

Moyes goes to a home game down 'Sir Alex Ferguson way', to then see the 'Sir Alex Ferguson stand' and he is also aware that the man himself is watching very closely in the stadium. The pressure Moyes feels must be doubled by this.

With Manchester United being so successful, some fans are already losing patience as United sit in ninth position. The simple fact is that the Manchester United squad of present is not good enough, and without Ferguson rallying the troops, they have been found out. They've been caught wanting.

For years now, Ferguson has dragged Manchester United out of near dangers, but Moyes has landed in the biggest danger of all. Last season's title winning side was arguably Ferguson's worst team he had as United manager, and it's beginning to show.

One of Ferguson's best assets and reasons why he was so successful for so long was his ability to transform his teams by adding a couple of faces to freshen things up. Tom Cleverley and Phil Jones in centre midfield is simply not good enough for a Manchester United team.

Moyes is yet to put his mark on the side. Two mistakes Ferguson made in his last few years as United manager was letting Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba leave the club. Pogba and Morrison were told to leave as their attitude was deemed to be not good enough for Manchester United, but in particular Ferguson.

Pogba and Morrison have both shown since leaving the talents they possess. Morrison has been in brilliant form for West Ham and is tipped to having a chance of getting into England's World Cup squad. Pogba is already a world class player, playing in the centre of Juventus' team with a certain Andrea Pirlo.

The France international has been voted the best under 21 player in Europe and has been in eye catching form for the Italian champions. An incredible athlete who is equally as impressive with the ball, you can't help but feel this is exactly what United need.

One of the main reasons United won the league last year was down to the individual brilliance of Robin van Persie. This year the Dutchman has already picked up a number of injuries, and this is said to be down to Moyes' 'pre historic training methods'.

Van Persie is rumoured to want out of Old Trafford.

All of a sudden, Moyes has a huge few months head of him. United simply need to win more games, make Old Trafford a fortress again and surely Moyes will try to sign some players in the January transfer window, with United lacking creativity from midfield.

One of the most successful coaches in American football history Vince Lombardi once said "the difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will".

Ferguson had that will, Moyes is looking for that will, but Manchester United look like a wounded animal. A club hurting by their own performances. Moyes and his players need to start delivering results so some kind of progress is evident.

Lombardi had that certain arrogance, confidence and belief. Ferguson had that certain arrogance, confidence and belief. Moyes is yet to show any of these, and he needs to start as United go into the tough festive fixtures already a distant 13 points off the leaders.

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