Apart from his first couple of games, which included a Community Shield victory and a perfect start of the season away at Swansea, David Moyes has struggled ever since in his reign at United. And in hindsight of the two embarrassing losses against City and Liverpool, both by a 3-0 scoreline, a decision is, for me, inevitable. He must depart and here are nine reasons why.
Daniel Sturridge and George Boyd are only two examples of this ongoing problem and unless retro-active punishments are enforced consistently, the Premier League will continue to encounter these problems and teams will suffer at the hands of a weak judicial system.
Today, the Premier League's financial might is clear for all to see and one just has to take a look at Wayne Rooney's £300,000 per week contract or Chelsea's mammoth £50million transfer fee for Fernando Torres to see this. That being said, there is a huge disparity in the financial power of Premier League sides.
Entering the final quarter of the 2013/14 season, the Premier League's top four teams have broken away from the rest and are separated by just a few points at the top of the table. It is one of the closest title races in years and certainly the most widely contested...
The fact that there is probably some truth in what Sheedy suggests - that Moyes' tactics are a little direct and certainly not based on playing patient, passing football - is lost on me. His choice of timing is callous and unfortunately his PR plans lack the class he showed on the pitch during his playing career.
How do the two greats compare statistics-wise? Despite United had to replace arguably the greatest manager in history of British football and Liverp...
He came, he saw, he conquered: Nemanja Vidic is about to face the exit sign at Old Trafford and here's my take on the great Serbian rock, who could've been even greater, as he's currently preparing for a new chapter dressed in black and blue in Milano.
Mourinho knows his Chelsea side can't go on scraping through 1-0 victories for much longer. His deliberate tactic to unsettle the opposition simply won't work; Pellegrini, Wenger and Rodgers are too mature and sophisticated to fall foul of his childish games.
After a few seasons of English Champions League stagnation, we are yet to see how this season's crop of teams shall fair, next season should be a year in which the Premier League can once again lay claim to being one of the top European powers.
If you're not a United supporter, then it really is a blessing in disguise. United's previous dominance in the league has pretty much all but disappeared and the 'epic' draw against Fulham has seen them possibly losing out on a Champions League place and that all important top four finish.
Tactics and philosophies can be adapted and changed at the drop of a hat. Hopefully Moyes will start to play to the strengths of the side rather than continue stubbornly with an outdated formation that isn't working. The biggest problem Moyes faces is keeping control of a dressing room full of champions.
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When Ashley Young starts a game or is introduced as a substitute the Twitterati has an ever growing tendency to complain. Is this attitude inflicted due to his inconsistency or has the England international become a scapegoat? Under David Moyes, Ashley Young is having one of his better seasons at Manchester United.
The only joy I got out of watching Manchester United in the 2012/2013 season was witnessing the hilarious cameo appearances of Danny Welbeck that rivalled Keith Chegwin's in the TV series Extras. Equally inept and similarly clueless, he was tolerated only because of his endearing effort.
David Moyes, Ed Woodward and Manchester United have shown who is boss and his name is Wayne Rooney. Days after the signing of Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata for £37.1 million, striker Wayne Rooney is once again in talks with the Old Trafford hierarchy to extend his current deal which ends in 18 months time.
How much would David Moyes pay for a football club brimming with the same confidence, the same arrogance in fact, that Manchester United have exuded for the majority of the last 20 years? Confident fans, a confident board room and most importantly, a confident group of players.