David Moyes is still the manager of Manchester United, at least that is according to the club’s official museum, with his departure from Old Trafford yet to have been recognised.
Moyes was sacked in April once it had become mathematically beyond the club to finish in the Premier League’s coveted top four positions and has, of course, since been replaced by Louis van Gaal.
But not all memory has been erased from his failed reign. As tweeted by Rob Harris of the Associated Press, a display in the club museum shows Moyes is still the Manchester United boss in the ‘Present Day’.
This error comes on the day the club revealed that failure under Moyes had cost them around £50 million, with profits for his solitary season resulting in profits falling by an enormous 84 percent.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was, however, able to announce record annual revenues up 19 percent to £433.2 million, and is optimistic fortunes will be further transformed with Van Gaal now at the helm.
"The 2013-14 season was challenging and disappointing," Woodward said.
"But we are excited to have one of world's best managers, there is a real feeling we are at the start of something special."
Van Gaal challenge
There have, however, yet to be any green shoots of recovery under Van Gaal who, after presiding over a faultless pre-season, has been unable to record a victory in four competitive fixtures with the club.
The former Netherlands head coach began his reign with a defeat to Swansea at Old Trafford, before draws with both Sunderland and newly-promoted Burnley. Sandwich between the latter two a humiliating 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in the Capital One Cup and it is fair to say this has been a start to forget for Van Gaal.
This weekend’s meeting with Queens Park Rangers already has the feeling of a must win clash for Manchester United, particularly given that the manager was backed with an enormous £150 million to improve his squad in the summer transfer window.
Van Gaal could offer has many as three debuts for this visit of QPR, with Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and, more notably, Radamel Falcao all likely to be available for their new club.