Manchester United boss David Moyes may still be relieved of his duties at the club, despite having successfully navigated a path to the Champions League quarter-finals.
The Red Devils overturned a 2-0 aggregate scoreline by way of smashing Olympiacos 3-0 at Old Trafford last night, and instantly the growing pressure on Moyes has been somewhat alleviated. However former United star Lee Sharpe remains sceptical as to whether or not the Glazer family will place their faith in ‘The Chosen One’ for another year.
“I’m not sure,” Sharpe said, according to talkSPORT, when asked whether or not Moyes would hold onto his position.
“If they’ve got £100mililion to spend on transfers, I’m not sure you are going to give it to him to spend.
“If they’re still in the same position in the January transfer window next year, do you then give someone else a load of money?
“They are going to have to buy a whole new back four, because there’s a few of them going, and a couple of midfielders. I’m not sure about the buys he brought in already. He’s spent £60million and I don’t think he’s spent well.”
A damning verdict, but not one that’s neither altogether unfounded nor unsupported. There are many who have slammed Moyes transfer dealings so far, and with United facing an uphill battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League they could struggle to attract big names in the summer.
With a number of high-profile managers, including Louis van Gaal and Jurgen Klopp linked with the United hot-seat of late, could it be that Moyes is given his marching orders only a year after he was appointed?