David Moyes

David Moyes is still unsuited to Tottenham, irrespective of convenience

David Moyes is still unsuited to Tottenham, irrespective of convenience 3

David Moyes has no job and Tottenham will soon have no manager. What do you think happens next? Come on, it’s such an easy story to write. Spurs have supposedly held significant interest in three different managers in the past two weeks (Van Gaal, Allegri, Moyes) so while now is not the time to swallow(…)

Blaming Manchester United’s players for David Moyes’ sacking is pointless

Blaming Manchester United’s players for David Moyes’ sacking is pointless 2

In the recent days, and after the exhaustion of all David Moyes-related talking points, it has become increasingly popular to attribute blame for Manchester United’s season to a core group of players. It’s really the natural order: a entire season is spent bashing a manager and then, when he’s finally dismissed, the narrative switches and(…)

David Moyes, Manchester United, and a failure in practice rather than theory 0

The bells are tolling at Old Trafford and every major news outlet is now reporting that David Moyes has lost his job at Manchester United. The post mortem of the past season will be long and it will be thorough, and it will presumably start with an analysis of how this managerial was made. The(…)

Style is a bigger problem than personnel at Manchester United 0

How do you fix something like Manchester United? Well, if you read the papers or the internet it’s as simple as spending £250m on upgrading the squad over the Summer. To a certain extent that’s true because there are parts of this side which are badly in need of renovation, but to return to a(…)

Manchester United, aeroplanes, and fan foolishness 1

As everyone knows by now, there are a group of Manchester United fans who plan to fly a banner-carrying plane over Old Trafford during tomorrow’s game with Aston Villa to voice their dissatisfaction with David Moyes. We could talk about how quickly the toys have come out of the pram after twenty years of sustained(…)

Is this evening really that relevant to David Moyes’ Manchester United future? 0

Manchester United entertain Olympiakos at Old Trafford this evening, with both a two-goal deficit to overturn and David Moyes’ future apparently on the line. From appearing to have the backing of his board, various reports now have Moyes dangling by a threat less than a year after his appointment - with some even suggesting that(…)

Moyes, Manchester United, and an unnecessary show of respect 0

So, what kind of football intelligence does someone need to understand that performance, David Moyes? Last night, Manchester United played an extremely generic European team, but approach the game with a baffling fear. One of the great strengths of Premier League sides in continental competition used to be their ability to use the core strengths(…)

The David Moyes issue at Manchester United and the need for calm heads 2

There’s really no point in defending the indefensible, because Manchester United were so poor in Greece this evening that there can be no mitigation. David Moyes is coaching himself into a very vulnerable position at Old Trafford. Patience is important, but right now there’s a very strong argument that this team are getting worse and(…)

Delicate Manchester United survive and advance at The Emirates 0

Arsenal 0 - 0 Manchester United Maybe we all should have known better: two fragile sides terrified of losing always had the potential to create something that unwatchable. Whilst the neutrals will feel cheated, you suspect that David Moyes and his side will leave The Emirates the happier of the two teams - turgid and(…)

Manchester United’s David Moyes hurting himself with his media-handling

Manchester United’s David Moyes hurting himself with his media-handling 0

Silly. David Moyes is obviously under a lot of pressure, and article-after-article is being published daily about his perceived failings, but being surly in interviews is not going to help him. Here he is discussing the cross-tastic approach used against Fulham: “You need to have a football intelligence, a football brain, to understand first of(…)

Manchester United and their self-defeating approach

Manchester United and their self-defeating approach 2

The graphic above (via Squawka) is one most people will have seen already, and it shows the success and location of the 81 crosses Manchester United attempted today against Fulham. All managers have philosophies and a preference for how to play the game, but ordinarily that’s built around the resources they have at their disposal:(…)

Important to remain reasonable with criticism of David Moyes and Manchester United

Important to remain reasonable with criticism of David Moyes and Manchester United 2

Last night, David Moyes acknowledged post-game that he had allowed his players to choose the penalty line-up for the unsuccessful shoot-out with Sunderland, and a rather contrived Hell started to break-out amongst fans and journalists. Phrases like ‘abdication of responsibility’ started to be thrown around rather liberally. There are plenty of issues at Manchester United(…)

Manchester United’s transfer dilemma

Manchester United’s transfer dilemma 0

Roam the internet this morning, and you’ll find all kinds of rumours about Manchester United and players who they are supposedly interested in. Claudio Marchisio, Asier Illarramendi, Isco, Koke and Arturo Vidal all get a mention, and are all apparently ‘on the radar’ of the club’s various scouts. There seems to be this assumption that(…)

David Moyes facing more premature judgement at Manchester United

David Moyes facing more premature judgement at Manchester United 2

When a manager has a poor start at a new club, fans tend to divide into two camps: one which wants to see him immediately sacked and replaced, and another which urges patience. That’s really the situation which exists at Manchester United at the moment. Patience isn’t always the answer with struggling managers, because ‘more(…)

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