5 Reasons Why Manchester United Would Be Mad To Sack David Moyes


David Moyes was spitting feathers after his side succumbed to an embarassing 2-2 draw with Fulham, the Premier League's bottom club, leading to yet another debate on the Scot's future at Manchester United.

But it shouldn't all be doom and gloom for United, who are finding life after Ferguson difficult to stomach. 

There are plenty of reasons why United should stick by their man, and here are five of the most pertinent...

 

1. He inherited a team in decline

The vast majority of United’s key players are in decline. Van Persie is 30, Nemanja Vidic is 32, Rio Ferdinand is 35, Patrice Evra is 32… this is the nucleus of his team and the list goes on. Sir Alex knew the right time to get out and did just that. While this team shouldn’t go from champions to also-rans in the space of a few months, Moyes can’t be blamed for inheriting a squad that is, in the most part, well past its sell-by date.

 

2. Fergie chose him

David Moyes was chosen by the most successful man in Manchester United’s history. So, for that reason alone, he should be given a fair crack at the whip, just as Ferguson himself was. Sir Alex urged United supporters to get behind their new manager when he made his emotional farewell at Old Trafford last year and, as long as Ferguson is on the board, it will be hard for the club to fire him.

 

3. He has got the best out of Rooney

Wayne Rooney is arguably United’s best player – certainly their most influential – and getting him playing at his current level is key. This is something Ferguson even struggled with at times (remember Rooney's spell on the left wing to accommodate Ronaldo and Tevez?). But instead, Moyes has built the team around Rooney, who has repaid him with some scintillating performances in his favoured role just behind the main striker. Given that the world expected Rooney to join Chelsea last summer, Moyes has transformed the fortunes of his No. 10, making him his main man and reaping the rewards accordingly.


4. He should be judged by his work in the transfer windows

Not only does Moyes need at least a couple of summer transfer windows to show how he can mould Manchester United into his own team, but he needs to establish himself within a dressing room where almost every player will be comparing him to Ferguson. Some fresh blood and the signing of some motivated young players could transform the mood.

 

5. The season is only halfway through!

Ok, United are long shots to win the Premier League (25.00) – and rightly so – but they are only five points behind fourth-placed Liverpool and are going strong in the Champions League. And for much of that time, Moyes has had to deal with injuries to key players. Everton will likely fade, Tottenham are not looking convincing and Liverpool are hugely reliant on Luis Suarez. Things can change very quickly in football, and Moyes could yet guide United to a reasonably successful season. Watch this space...

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