David Moyes is evidently feeling the extreme pressure he finds himself under given Manchester United’s continued desperate form, with the manager staging a deliberately brief press conference ahead of Wednesday’s meeting with Arsenal.
The Premier League champions have suffered a notable slide following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the end of last season, with the club having won just two of their last six league fixtures.
Moyes claimed Sunday’s draw against Fulham at Old Trafford represented as low as things could go for Manchester United, while the criticism he received in the press in the days after compounded his troubles.
Clearly frustrated by both the performances and his the scrutiny of his position, Moyes was not in the mood to provide the assembled reporters with anything particularly newsworthy on Tuesday. It was, however, a decision that backfired, given the way in which his terse press briefing has been reported.
Moyes spoke to the TV cameras for just two minutes and 34 seconds, during which time he offered only clipped responses, while his time with the written press sounded even more uncomfortable.
How Moyes and Manchester United could do with a result at the Emirates Stadium.
Above is Moyes’ brief press conference in full.