Will Manchester United sack David Moyes this week?
Moyes insists he’s planning for the future at Old Trafford, although a Champions League exit on Wednesday could mean curtains for the United manager
March 18th, 2014
Sir Alex Ferguson insisted that David Moyes needed to be given time after the knight selected his fellow Scot as the man to lead Manchester United forward following his retirement from management.
However, whereas it is common for managers to experience teething problems when replacing a legend at a particular football club, the Red Devils’ fall from grace this season has been nothing short of spectacular considering how comfortably they won the league title last term.
Moyes is now staring down the barrel following Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Liverpool, with several newspapers reporting that the board have mooted the possibility of sacking a manager for whom the players have not been performing to their previous standard.
To Moyes’ credit, he has kept his dignity throughout the season, attending difficult post-match press conferences following a string of defeats, with the former Everton boss hoping to be given plenty more time to improve the team’s fortunes.
Moyes said: “My future has not changed one bit. I have got a great job, I know exactly the direction I want it to go in. It’s not been the season we hoped we would have but I have ideas of what I want to do and put in place when the time is right.
“The most important thing now is to get the Olympiakos game played and hopefully get through. If we can it would be a massive lift but we know we have got ourselves in a poor position being 2-0 down. We have got a lot of belief and we have got to try to make it show in the game.”
Indeed, United’s performance in Greece was one of the worst all season although they are still in the tie and will hope for an early goal against a side who have poor record against other British sides in Europe over the past few years.