Last night we witnessed Manchester United make history by losing to Greek side Olympiakos in the Champions League round of 16, the history they made was that this was the first time the club ever lost to a Greek side, so could this be the beginning of the end for David Moyes as manager?
United played badly in nearly every position last night and were outclassed by a team that on paper are far weaker then the English side. The United players didn't seem to know which position they were in most of the time, with players running around like headless chickens on the field.
Even striker Robin van Persie said this morning his team-mates were playing out of position. He was quoted by SkySports saying: "It was quite difficult because my team-mates are often in the area where I want to play."
David Moyes doesn't seem to have an ideal starting Xi that he can rely on to win games and still looks weak in midfield even after bringing in Juan Mata from Chelsea in January. Defensively they are very weak also with players like Rio Ferdinand and Phill Jones under performing this season, it seems that they will need major investement in all areas of the field this coming transfer window.
It really looks like United could go without a major trophy this season which would've been unheard of when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge, and I believe the board at United may also have the same feelings as Ferguson had about winning at least one trophy every season. So, if United loss out against Olympiakos at Old Trafford in the second leg it seems to me that could be the final straw for Moyes, but who could united bring in to replace him?
Well for me there is only one manager who I believe could actually make some sort of impact at United, that is current Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp has made a big impact at the German club making them one of the most feared teams in Europe and also adopted a quick attractive counter attacking style of play that brought them all the way to the Champions League final last season.
The most important reason for me anyway why he would be a success at United is because he would drastically improve United's midfield and they would play attractive football at the same time. No doubt he would stick with his normal 4-2-3-1 formation at United which I believe would work perfectly with the current set-up of players they have.
Van Persie would play on his own up front while either Wayne Rooney or Juan Mata support Van Persie behind him, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick would play as the defensive midfielders which would work perfectly for Fellaini and we could see him shine in that position as we saw him do at Everton.
On the wings you would have Januzaj and Nani or Valencia who would play into the attacking players, Klopp could even play the out of favor Shinji Kagawa on the wings which he has done before during his time at Dortmund.
We would definitely see a more free flowing United team, and I believe bringing in Klopp could be exactly what United need.
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