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I’ve been wishing for David Moyes’ departure from the Man U job for a few months now, but I take no pleasure from it. As for his succession, it should always have been Guardiola, but now the timing is wrong for him. Anyone but Van Gaal; he’s nearly as old as me, he didn’t stay the course at Barcelona, twice, and he’ll be ripped apart by the English media.

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  1. Helen
    April 23, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    You are being waaaaay too hard on David Moyes…he didn’t become a bad manager overnight. If the multi-millionaire, spoiled little darling players had done what they’re very well paid for and actually tried to win games….they made it very obvious….especially Ryan Giggs…that they would not play, nor support David Moyes. Moyes had a poisoned chalice to start off with…an ageing team left be A Fergusson….who should have strengthend the squad a few years ago.

    • April 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      The guy had 51 games and never played an unchanged side. The best performances United turned in under Moyes were those in which he played Giggs. When asked why he left him out, he said that he was ‘looking for the next Ryan Giggs’. Sorry? As if they’re queuing at a bus stop. Moyes inherited a team that had just won the league by 11 points. He didn’t know or understand any of those players. The one he did know, Fellaini, did his best work at Everton as a target man. Having signed him for silly money he then played him as a holding midfielder.

      Those he left behind at Everton went on to exceed previous performances and become better players.

      • Helen
        April 24, 2014 at 8:45 pm

        Players like Giggs, Rooney, Ferdinand etc…ought to hang their heads in shame for their perfomances..or should I say..non performances under David Moyes. You’ve made the very point yourself…that he inherited a team that won the league by 11 points…so what does that say about those same players? They just didn’t want to play for Moyes. It will be very interesting to see how the last 4 games turn out under the interim Giggs…if they win these last 4 games…..then its a no brainer that they colluded against David Moyes. He got a raw deal from all quarters.

  2. April 24, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Giggs and Ferdinand were rarely in the team. Leaving aside the fact that they are aged 40 and 35 respectively, you have to be on the field to play to the best of your ability. Your suggestion that Rooney wasn’t trying for Moyes doesn’t stand up when you look at the work he’s put in over the season.

    Moyes was done in by his own tactics.He took the pace out of midfield and he never came close to finding a back four he could stick with. His raw deal will see him being rewarded with a few million quid for leading his side to a record low finishing spot in the Premier League. He will be crying all the way to his IFA’s office.

  3. Phil Hull
    April 30, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Moyes made fundamental mistakes – his first, and biggest, was to jettison Ferguson’s back room staff. He brought in people who have seemed out of their depth. The system he tried to use wasn’t “the United way” and he was very lucky that the fans didn’t turn on him earlier. I think that was solely because he was “anointed” by Sir Alex. Having said that, the players have to shoulder some of the blame as some of them clearly didn’t perform as well as they should have done – or was that down to the system as well? For those of us that support other clubs it has made a pleasant change to see United in strife. However the club will bounce back and next season may well resemble a wounded tiger. Intrigued that you don’t see Van Gaal as the man for the job. He only needs to stay a year or two before Giggs (the 2nd anointed one) is ready to take over.

    In the past you have shown that you think the punishments handed down to my club, Luton Town, 5 years ago were draconian so I hope you are pleased to see that we are finally back in the Football League next season.

    Finally, it looks like another season in Europe for Motherwell next year. Pleased to see that as it can only benefit the club

    • April 30, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      Come on you Hatters.

      ‘Well have just lost their CEO to Hibs. Managers come and go, but a good CEO can be priceless.

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