As the tremendously exciting season continues to loom, Manchester United fall into 8th place with 11 points from a total of 8 games played. This is considered Manchester United’s worst start in its history and all eyes are on the new manager, David Moyes. However, the club hasn’t always been at the top.
The club had for one point in its existence been relegated to 11th place in the 1986 season for which was the first season that Sir Alex Ferguson was at the club. With patience, Sir Alex Ferguson was given time to build his team and molded Manchester United into the team that they are today. In the beginning of the season, Manchester United have lost 3 of their opening six league games for the first time since the 1989 season. Of course of after a change in management, it was always going to be hard to replace one of the best, if not the best and most successful manager in history. It was going to hard for any manager to live up to Manchester United’s high expectations and the fans will most certainly add to the pressure.
Some say that the club’s inactivity in the summer transfer window have lead to these poor results. However, David Moyes is inheriting a squad that were champions of England last year and by no means should be where they are as of right now. Their only summer acquisitions was securing the signing of his former player Fellaini. Moyes also goes on to admit that he overtrained Robin vanPersie in preseason and other players as well. Another player that doesn’t seem to have things going his way attacking midfielder, Shinji Kagawa, hasn’t had a impressive start to the season as he has only made an impact in the Champions League matches. His squad rotation has seen him mismatch against tougher opponents which has only been getting them satisfactory results so far in the season. However, with the difficult part of the season already passed, Moyes has a chance to change things around and get the full support of the club and the fan support. Having one of the most successful clubs in England fall from grace, the Manchester United faithful have to surely be asking themselves questions if they have found the right man to take the throne.
So is Manchester United’s decision to hire David Moyes as a replacement for the legendary icon, Sir Alex Ferguson, a correct one?