David Moyes made one pivotal mistake when he took over the reigns at Manchester United; he was too nice.
At least that’s the view of Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, who has offered his opinion on why his fellow Scot may be failing in his endeavours at Old Trafford thus far.
Dalglish, writing a column for the Mirror, suggested that Moyes had made a grave error in being too kind following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, and claimed that the former Everton boss should have taken a different approach, particularly with the more senior players in the squad.
Moyes wrote: “If David Moyes made one mistake when he took over as the manager of Manchester United, it was this: He was too kind.
“He was a bit too considerate to some of the established players at the club and he is paying for it now.”
It’s likely there are many who share Dalglish’s view, as Moyes hasn’t fared well at all since his summer arrival in Manchester. The Red Devils currently sit a lowly 6th place in the Premier League, and are a remarkable 11 points away from 4th placed Liverpool.
Such fortunes are a far cry from the ones enjoyed when Ferguson was in charge, and though Moyes may need time to sculpt his squad, speculation is already suggesting he could be relieved of his duties at this season’s end unless he can halt the downward spiral.