Football

Manchester United fans can take positives from a torrid season

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Manchester United have had a torrid season so far, with both silverware and Champions League qualification going amiss.

David Moyes has also received flak over the use of transfer funds as his first season in the hotseat comes to a close. It may come as a surprise, but there are some positives to take for fans out of this year.

Sir Alex Ferguson was always going to be an impossible act to follow, whoever decided to take the plunge. The fact that Moyes was hand chosen instantly gave the new man more support than if Ferguson had just left it to the board.

The real positive factor this season, though, is how Moyes has dealt with the portion of fans who want to see the back of him. He has always labelled United as a club for the long term and who stick together. Even when a banner was flown over Old Trafford in protest he ignored it and United beat Aston Villa 4-1.

Although it may not sound great, the first season after Ferguson left is almost over. Moyes has been through the toughest and it must only be up from here. He will have experience of his players and know even more who he needs to bring in and who he can let leave.

The Vidic announcement was bizarre, although it does give Moyes a chance to scout a replacement and the fans time to adjust to the loss of their captain. This first year at Carrington will have given Moyes a lot to think about and hopefully problems he can start solving.

The first thing that the 50-year-old had to do when he got through the doors on July 1 was to convince their best player to stay. Not only did he manage that, he also got him to sign a contract extension.

Finally, although they have only reached the same stage that they did last season in the competition, the Champions League has provided a welcome sidetrack to a dismal domestic campaign for the Premier League champions.

A 5-0 away win at Bayern Leverkusen and the 3-0 home victory against Olympiakos havr proven to be United's most positive results this season and in Moyes' first elite European experience, he performed well. Surely it can't be too many years before we see Manchester United back in the competition. They need to improve, however, and they need to beat the better sides. 

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Football
Manchester United
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again