You can twist statistics to say a lot of different things, but there’s no denying that Manchester United manager David Moyes received a massive boost tonight with his side’s 1-0 victory against Liverpool in the League Cup thanks to a Chicharito goal.
To put the win into context as far as how the season is going, the boffins at BBC Sport have figured out that Moyes “has now won five of his first eight games in all competitions – the best start of any new United manager since Matt Busby in 1946.”
While the stat is true and impressive, we also have to remember that United have had very few managers since Busby was in charge (seven, in fact, if you include Busby’s second stint as manager from 1970-71). And many of us remember how dreadful Sir Alex Ferguson’s start was to life as a United manager in 1986.
Still, it’s an impressive start to the season especially given tonight’s huge win.
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- David Moyes: Manchester United boss will ‘sort out’ club — BBC Sport
- Chelsea’s Marco van Ginkel out of World Cup with ligament injury — The Guardian
- Agents grumbling about Moyes Jnr’s potential dealings within the United squad — The Mail
- Manchester United and Liverpool to face FA investigation over Old Trafford pyrotechnics — Telegraph
- Hull City defender James Chester facing eight weeks out — Sky Sports
- Cardiff owner Vincent Tan to invest in Bosnian football after FK Sarajevo deal — Sky Sports
- Swansea City chairman expects Leroy Lita to leave on loan — Evening Post
- Keith Gillespie reveals £7 million gambling losses — ESPN FC
- Matthew Le Tissier inducted into English Football’s Hall of Fame — Pro Soccer Talk
- Jores Okore vows to come back stronger after Villa defender is ruled out for rest of season by knee injury — Mail
- Man United’s and Spur’s goal difference demonstrate how the EPL table lies to us — Forbes
- EPL teams weakened by league competition — One World Sports
- Charlotte Green prepares to complete her rise from kitchen table to BBC Radio 5 Live — Telegraph
- Relieved David Moyes vows ‘I will turn it around’ at Manchester United — The Guardian
- FIFA confirms will discuss 2022 World Cup at next meeting in October — Reuters
- Qatar: the building site from hell — The Guardian
- Vela and Ochoa already said yes to Mexico — ESPN FC
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- Colombian league match postponed after fans killed — The Guardian
- Javier Chevanton: QPR sign Uruguay striker on short-term deal — BBC Sport
- Rob Green hopeful of England recall after fine start to the season with QPR — The Mirror
- Portland’s Merritt Paulson talks about real grass, adding terraces to Jeld-Wen Field — Pro Soccer Talk
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