In December, this author argued Manchester United should sack David Moyes following the back-to-back home defeats to Everton and Newcastle United. With the team still competing to win three trophies and seven points outside of the top four, the season was still salvageable.
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Three months later, United are set to suffer their worst campaign in a quarter of a century. Unless the Greek Gods aren't Olympiakos fans, Moyes's debut season will end trophyless as early as Wednesday when United attempt to clay back a two-goal deficit against Olympiakos in their Champions League round-of-16 second leg.
It has got to the stage where United's malaise is not a fair reflection on Moyes as a manager. Everton usually fared well in the second halves of seasons, but the Scot's matrimony with United is an unhappy one and divorce is overdue.
United have never finished outside of the top three in the Premier League era, but that is about to change. Liverpool's Old Trafford triumph on Sunday was United's ninth League defeat this term - their joint worst in the last 22 seasons - so here are nine reasons why Moyes must be sacked, although there are plenty more...