David Moyes' reign at Manchester United seems to be getting worse game by game.
Just as when it looks like the Premier League champions are going to string some kind of form together they go and lose against the likes of Stoke or West Brom.
Manchester United's last game against Fulham showed that the former Everton manager is somewhat out of his depth when it comes to tactical battles against intricate tacticians such as Rene Meulensteen.
The former Red Devils coach knew exactly how Moyes was going to set up and was confident that his defenders could deal with the threat of long ball after long ball coming into the penalty area.
Moyes should have instructed his players to keep the ball on the floor and play it to the likes of Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata who could then feed Robin van Persie as he had no chance of beating the gigantic Dan Burn in the air.
Boos echoed around Old Trafford after Darren Bent scored a last-minute equaliser to help his side claim a point against the Premier League champions.
The Red Devils are currently languishing in seventh spot with 13 games to go and are nine points off fourth-placed Liverpool. Manchester United's north-west rivals finished 28 points behind the Premier League champions last season, which shows just how far the Old Trafford-based side have fallen since Moyes took over the reins from Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United fans did not expect instant success under Moyes but they will be extremely disappointed that their side could miss out on a place in the Champions League next season and are out of both the FA Cup and Capital One Cup.
Their seems to be some kind of status attached to Manchester United that they are not a 'sacking club' like Manchester City and Chelsea - but that is because they had a manager of Ferguson's stature and prowess in charge of their club for the last 26 years.
Both Manchester City and Chelsea would have shown Moyes the door before the transfer window if he had failed to steady what looks to be a sinking ship. The 50-year-old was left with the same group of players that lifted the Premier League title last year and even added an international midfielder worth £27.5million to his ranks.
The buck stops with the captain of the ship - despite the fact the majority of his players have failed to deliver throughout the season.
Manchester United's top brass - including Sir Alex Ferguson and the Glazer family - may have no choice but to dismiss Moyes if the Red Devils fail to finish in the top four.
They would not be able to take the chance of missing out on a place in the Champions League in successive seasons as it could have a devastating effect on the club.
Players like Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and even the recently signed Juan Mata will not want to stick around for too long if they are not playing in the world's most prestigious tournament.
Manchester United need a world class manager, who is able to handle different personalities and who has experienced winning trophies.
One man who has the aforementioned credentials is Germany manager Joachim Low. The 54-year-old has steered his national side to the final of Euro 2008 and saw his side lose in the semi-final of both Euro 2012 and the 2006 World Cup.
Low - unlike Moyes - has won silverware in the past and has a terrific win percentage of 68.32 since taking over the reins from Jurgen Klinsmann as manager of the German national team.
The German tactician signed a two-year deal to stay in charge of The Eagles last October - but surely a club of Manchester United's ilk could tempt him away from his current role after this year's World Cup in Brazil.
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