David Moyes has faced endless criticism and mockery for his tactics and results this term; yet Manchester United's poor form isn't a sign of future disparity at the club.
Moyes has used his latest press conference to issue a formal statement that he is intent in a squad renewal if his current squad doesn't improve drastically and immediately. Yet Moyes has done everything in the right order. He has given a good opportunity to nearly everyone he inherited in starting lineups this season and has therefore an infallible argument and defence if questioned over any sales or loans he executes in the rest of January and in the summer.
Only a few players haven't had a chance to feature, with Wilfred Zaha going out on loan, Nick Powell remaining on loan at Wigan and Jesse Lingard returning from loan and making it onto the bench as cover for injuries. The only player apart from these who hasn't been given many opportunities is Fabio Da Silva, who may find himself sold in the 24 hours. Fabio may feel some injustice yet his red card stint versus Swansea did not help his cause after being on the pitch for less than five minutes.
Anderson has also been sent on loan yet his chances of regaining a first team spot at United looks less likely than ever with new arrival Juan Mata gaining the No.8 shirt formally adorned by Anderson. Moyes and Ed Woodward have proven that they can act surgically and swiftly with players which adds legitimacy to the warning Moyes has issued.
Moyes can now see exactly what he has to gain, or lose, by keeping or selling certain squad members and they can now have no complaints that Moyes hasn't offered them a chance to cement a starting spot at Manchester United.
Moyes has acted with dignity and defiance in order to evaluate every player in the large squad he has inherited and we can all expect action in the transfer window in the summer transfer window especially with nonperforming wingers being marginalised by Mata's arrival.
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