1. He ain't no Ferguson:
Sir Alex Ferguson was a great coach. Two decades of continuous success which United had were in a large part down to him. His ability to extract the best from everyone was the key reason why United players gave it their best.
Alex Ferguson’s half time team talk during the 1999 European Cup Final is stuff of the legends:
“At the end of this game, the European Cup will be only six feet away from you and you’ll not even able to touch it if we lose. And for many of you that will be the closest you will ever get. Don’t you dare come back in here without giving your all”.
His ruthless streak was one important reason. In order to win you need to have that ruthlessness, that willingness to kill your opponents. He was greedy for trophies.
He used shady tactics, Fergie Time is legendary but it worked. United dominated English Football.
There was a determination to succeed yet there was a softer side to him, he nurtured players. Ronaldo and many others think of him as their second father. He was feared by his peers. He was admired by his colleagues. He was worshiped by his fans. He was respected by his players.
He knew that when you are ahead, you should strengthen yourself. Arsene Wenger didn't do that and he suffered.
He had one goal - 'to knock Liverpool off their fucking perch' and he did it.
2. He has no CL experience:
David Moyes has never managed a team in the Champions League group stages.
Here are his amateurish remarks about it:
"...I'm looking to the likes of Ryan Giggs and a few players around me for the things which I need to be told about."
"...I've watched loads of games, managed in the Europa League. Everybody has to start somewhere."
He has watched loads of games.
Next he'll tell us how he managed to win Champions League on FIFA in Legendary mode.
Do these remarks show any signs of a confident man?
It seems the biggest reason why he was chosen is because he is from Glasgow, the same region where Sir Alex and Matt Busby were from. He doesn't deserve it.
3. Opponents are getting stronger:
Manuel Pelligrini and Mourinho have been given a war chest by their owners. They have made many signings and have strengthened their squad. United have regressed.
City have been tigers in this transfer season. Last season they missed out on Robin van Persie and it hurt them. This season they have learnt from their mistake.
Mourinho is out to get our Wayne Rooney and in the process weaken United.
4. He lacks that clout:
Dwight Yorke has warned former United, that they may struggle to attract big names to Old Trafford under David Moyes.
"When United came calling and Sir Alex Ferguson was on the phone, you kind of got a buzz from it. Does he [Moyes] have that? That is the one question. Yeah, they come to play for the club, but normally you come to play for the manager as well. So, David Moyes has his work cut out in terms of trying to convince the big names."
He has failed to sign new players.
Soon United transfers will end up like this "Man Utd have put a bid in for Heskey as all other bids are ignored, Heskey set to reject offer"
After failing to buy even a single player he turned to his old club Everton and failed to lure even Fellaini and Baines.
5. Players sense weakness:
He has failed to sign Thiago, Fabregas. Sir Alex wouldn't have faced such a problem. They know that United is on the decline with Moyes and don't want to join United.
There are signs that Rooney, Evra, Nani will leave United this season.
United look desperate in the transfer market. Despite their repeated attempts they have failed to sign up a decent midfielder.
Strootman and Thiago are off the transfer market. Barcelona are saying no to every attempt made by United to sign Fabregas.
Spurs, City and Chelsea have managed to sign up several good players to strengthen their squads. United and Arsenal seem to have languished.
6. United have been murdered in the preseason by lowly teams:
1-0 to Singha All-Star XI.
3-2 to Yokohama F-Marinos
2-2 to Cerezo Osaka thanks to a last gasp winner by Zaha
Don't give me any excuse of this being the pre-season. Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool too have been playing similar oppositions. They didn't loose, instead they have been trouncing those sides. This will give them confidence to go out there and carry the same form in the PL. United is a broken house under Moyes.
Arsenal defeated Indonesian Dream Team 7-0
Chelsea defeated Malaysia 4-1
Liverpool defeated Thailand 3-0
7. Back room changes:
A man is only as good as his team. Sir Alex had a great back room team including Rene Meulensteen, Mike Phelan and Eric Steele.
Rene Meulensteen has resigned as Manchester United’s first-team coach, this coupled with the departure of assistant manager Mike Phelan and goalkeeping coach Eric Steele has been a big blow.
Phelan was considered a very good man manager and given the success that United have had since 2008, Phelan has to take some credit for that.
They have been there and done that. Winning Premier League is a habit for them. Moyes should have used their experience of being a champion. Instead he has fired them all and called in familiar faces from Everton, a mid-table side. The Scot wants to choose the staff he works with.
There is no one left from Sir Alex Ferguson's championship winning back room staff.
Here's what Rene Meulensteen said:
"David, with all due respect, you've done a fantastic job in the Premier League with Everton but do you realise you're going from a yacht to a cruise ship?" Ferguson, the captain, had a good crew with people like me.
True United fans who were "MoYES we can" should ask for #moyesout if they want United to continue the glorious winning tradition of Fergie and Busby.
Next article in this series will be - Wayne Rooney is the new Judas...
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