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David Moyes finding his gears at Manchester United?

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The transition hasn't been easy for David Moyes at his new club.

Last season, Moyes was in charge of a reliable, consistent Fiat 500 in the form of Everton. His former club consistently did a good job in the league against any opponent, despite failing to finish above the big boys, just like a Fiat competing with a Mini.

Since leaving this machine and upgrading for a luxurious, worldwide, branded Manchester United, Moyes has found the adjustment in power, spending and care of his fashioned Corvette difficult to adapt to compared to his old Fiat.

Such as with any sumptuous car, Moyes needed to caress the car when he was handed the reins. Instead, he came out publicly many times explaining how this summer will provide him the opportunity to chop and change his machine, releasing old parts into the wild whilst spending millions on replacing them.

This was the wrong approach.

Also, let's stop with the car metaphors, you get the point.

Moyes needed to get the maximum out of his players at the beginning of the season when his team were playing rivals such as Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.

However, with his critical approach from the off of how he would be constructing a team for the future, it is evident it has left a sour taste with players such as Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic.

These players can't be faulted for their work-rate, but would you excel in a job, when you know you're going to be released at the end of the year?

It's difficult to understand the logic of this attitude from Moyes, and to fully prove this point, it's by no means ironic, that United put in their best performance in their biggest game of the season against Munich.

This was partly due to Moyes' tactical approach, indeed, however this was the first time this season where United were expected to be ripped apart.

The players were insulted and had risen to the challenge, but from a fans point of view, why did they not put in those performances against the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool?

Moyes may be given, on the back of United's performance against Munich, the change to prove his worth in the summer, but he must show more maturity in the transfer window.

It doesn't take a genius to work out that Cesc Fabregas wouldn't come to Old Trafford last summer, despite the player "showing an interest."

The Scot must show he has the ability to find bargains just as he did with his old club, such as buying a class player, Kevin Mirallas for a mere £6m or one of the best right backs in the league, Seamus Coleman for £60,000.

Moyes has achieved many things in his first season at United, which shows signs of growth in his management and character. Obvious highlights include getting Wayne Rooney penning a new contract, and signing Juan Mata.

His performance against Bayern Munich was spot on, with United playing on the counter-attack and closing up the space against their German counterparts proving to be truly effective.

Also, his disappointment with Munich scoring an equaliser was refreshing to see, as he wasn't satisfied with the result.

Signs of United's champion winning mentality may just be rubbing of on Moyes, however it is too early to say if he will still successful at United over a long period of time.

Ironically, many pundits, fans and analysts will be wondering how Moyes has been able to become a formidable force in Europe's elite competition yet falter in a league he knows so well.

Massaging egos and spending money should be the least of United's worries. Moyes must finish this season on the high.

Miraculously, his side have the best away record in the league, and if they can at least finish above Spurs in sixth, and beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz, considering the circumstances of this season, Moyes' first season in charge may be seen as a mild form of success.


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