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Some Manchester United Players Question Moyes’s Ability To Reverse Losing Streak

david moyes Some Manchester United Players Question Moyess Ability To Reverse Losing Streak

A leak in the Manchester United dressing room has revealed that some United footballers are questioning David Moyes’s credentials and ability to reverse a three-game losing streak, according to a report in The Guardian newspaper tonight.

Some United footballers are particularly perturbed by Moyes’s decision to get rid of the Manchester United coaching staff that featured Rene Meulensteen, Mike Phelan and Eric Steele.

 The Guardian‘s Jamie Jackson reports:

“This move is being privately questioned by some within the squad who were happy working with a group that had helped Ferguson oversee part of the most successful period in United’s history. According to well-placed sources, there is a bemusement among a number of players, with a strong sense forming that as United won the title by 11 points last term there was little need for Moyes to undergo a complete revamp of a set-up that had a proven winning structure.

“Moyes has never won a major trophy as a manager and, for some, his record is now under scrutiny, given the team are 11 points behind the leaders, Arsenal, and have scant chance of retaining the title. There is further concern that United may fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1995-96, with the side in seventh position, five points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.”

If Moyes is beginning to lose the faith and trust of his players in the Manchester United dressing room, then it’s a worrying sign for the United owners, manager, fellow players and supporters. The only two ways to fix that are either to start winning matches again, or to make a fresh, new start by replacing the manager.

Manchester United’s next match is this Saturday against Swansea City, where the Red Devils get a chance to enact some revenge against the Welsh side that beat Moyes’s side at Old Trafford last Sunday.

Editor’s note: For the latest Red Devils news, analysis and opinion, read the Manchester United team page.

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9 Responses to Some Manchester United Players Question Moyes’s Ability To Reverse Losing Streak

  1. Yespage says:

    Funny… I thought the players were pretty integral in winning games.

  2. Paul says:

    worrying signs that players feel bold enough to say this to a newspaper.
    1)I think this is coming from the senior players
    2)Moyes cannot get rid of them in January because he needs them to qualify for the CL and the players know this.

    So Moyes better win to buy himself time until the eventual clear-out in the summer. Remember the same thing happened to AVB at Chelsea except that the team kept on losing and he was sacked midway through the season.

  3. john marzan says:

    he will be replaced by solskjaer.

  4. TheSpecialOne says:

    Man Utd should have hired me to manage instead.

    http://youtu.be/pybQAg2YUxY

  5. rkujay says:

    And they say athletes are dumb. These boys can see that the emperor indeed has no clothes. He is completely and utterly beyond his depth.
    The chosen one, my *ss.

  6. Mark Williamson says:

    The saying that you can’t fire the team only it’s coach is true. If you could fire the team you would have not quite half a squad. I have watched the games and they really look pretty pathetic. Ferguson maybe be gone but that should not have removed the heart & soul of the team.

  7. Guy says:

    I don’t know if Moyes is overmatched or not, but exactly which manager could do better with the current group of players? Give him a healthy Rooney and RVP and he might start looking a whole lot smarter.

    Weren’t Wenger and Arsenal being buried by everyone about this time last year?

  8. Martin J. says:

    Funny that not a single player’s name has been mentioned.

    Moyes was just named Manager of the Month (December).

    United are only 5 points behind 4th with 18 games to play, are still in pole position to make the Capital One Cup final and have a relatively easy tie against Olympiakos in the Champions League. United did get knocked out of the FA Cup but this is a tournament they haven’t fared well in for a long time.

    I predict that by the end of Janauary United will be back in the top 4.

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