More Manchester United supporters blame Sir Alex Ferguson for the club’s current problems than either David Moyes or the Glazer family.
A poll conducted by influential Manchester United fanzine Red Issue found that 40.57 per cent of fans felt Ferguson, who achieved unprecedented success during his 26-year spell at Old Trafford, was responsible for the team’s current plight - compared to 32.55 per cent who voted for the club’s owners, the Glazers, and 17.45 per cent who voted for Moyes, who is in danger of being sacked this summer after a disastrous debut campaign in charge of the reigning Premier League champions.
Not only was Ferguson instrumental in choosing Moyes as his successor, but some United supporters also believe that the legendary Scot chose to retire when he did because of the team’s shortcomings. A huge overhaul was required, despite the fact United wrapped up their 20th league title in style last season, and Ferguson was well aware of this fact.
Manchester United are suffering their worst season of the Premier League era, having fallen 18 points behind league-leaders Chelsea with nine matches left to play. A top-four finish is now out of the question, while even securing a Europa League place will require the six teams above them in the table to drop points over the forthcoming weeks.
While most United supporters pinned the blame on either Ferguson, the Glazers or Moyes, 4.25 per cent said that the players were responsible; 3.77 per cent blamed chief executive Ed Woodward for his failings in last summer’s transfer window, while 1.42 per cent said the supporters should be held accountable.
Manchester United fans: who do you blame for the club’s problems? Fergie, Moyes, the Glazers - or someone else? Tell us in the comments section below.