Some Manchester United Players Question Moyes’s 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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