The departure of David Moyes may come as no surprise to many, but the dismissal of the Scot from Old Trafford is heavily influenced by supporters not adapting as the club needs.
When Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down last summer, he stated the new manager will need time; exactly what the Glazers seemed to offer Moyes with a six-year contract.
The offer seemed to validate the confidence first felt in Moyes and insinuated that time was needed after the losing Sir Alex. The transition was never going to be easy, as Ferguson himself admitted.
Despite the length of contract offered, it seems that the Glazers have given in to the growing pressure after relieving Moyes of his duties.
It has been a disappointing campaign, yes, but this is a completely unfair sacking. Patience is something many chairmen seem to possess. Brendan Rodgers and the Liverpool owners are proof that patience is needed at any level within the game, especially at a club of Manchester United's stature.
Confidence is an obvious issue for the Red Devils and maybe the sacking of Moyes may lift morale around Old Trafford in good time before next season. So in ways, the timing makes sense.
It’s well documented that Manchester United will spend relatively big this summer and have been linked with a lot of players. It’s vital that they don’t adopt a Tottenham philosophy and overspend on the unnecessary.
It has previously been said that Manchester United are in possession of a title-winning squad - which the stats give evidence for - but need three to four players to raise confidence.
Moyes was never granted much money to spend at Everton, so you could argue he wasn’t the correct man to offer advice on big money spending.
But, as mentioned, it’s important to invest in what’s needed, not wanted and expected by delusion; something many United fans have.
The sacking of Moyes goes against a United tradition of loyalty and commitment and indeed the contract offered to Moyes. But the Scot didn’t have the backing of many since day one. A club of United's scale need backing from everyone.
The timing of the sacking may be impatient but intelligent as bringing in a manager in good time ahead of next season and the next transfer window makes good sense.
I feel sorry for Moyes, a man confident enough to take Sir Alex's position is something we should all respect. But after a poor season and the lack of faith from fans, how long could this reign have continued?
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