It seems incredibly harsh to place all of the blame on Moyes considering the state of the club when Ferguson departed, primarily in terms of their squad. Manchester United possess a wealth of talent, however, the main problem is that their young players are still not at the level required for Premier League glory and their more experienced men are past their peak.
Not only are Southampton F.C miles ahead of Newcastle United in terms of how much better they move the ball around the football field, and how they carved out chances at will, while we failed to threaten their goal even once, they are ahead of us in every practical department - even the ones that Mike Ashley would have you believe we are excelling in!
Professional football in the 21st century is governed by money like never before. Clubs that have money have the tools that allow them to be successful, while those that are financially limited will usually quickly reach a ceiling in terms of what they can achieve.
It's nearing crunch time at the bottom of the Premier League table and a handful of teams will be looking nervously over their shoulders as the bottom three make one last push for safety. How does a floundering side avoid getting dragged down to the Championship next season? Well, there are just seven simple steps...
Vincent Kompany is widely accepted to be the single best defender in the league, but it's hard to pick another exceptional player to pair him with as the chasing pack are all too old, slow or mistake-prone. The lack of defensive depth in the league is one of the main reasons that English teams are having such a hard time in Europe lately.
Video referees would eradicate the controversial decisions given by referees, that's a fact and technological advances in sport almost guarantees accurate and fast decisions. The obscene amount of money in football means that this sort of technology is easily affordable, most certainly to the Premier League and maybe later in the lower leagues.
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.
Hatem Ben Arfa is an enigma, wrapped up in a conundrum - to some Newcastle United fans that is, not to me though. He doesn't fool me. Ever since he first broke on to the scene as an enigmatic teenage wunderkind, there has been many who followed his career with great interest.
The Premier League title race is incredibly different to those we've seen before and the absence of Manchester United is the biggest factor behind this. Liverpool are also having a very different season to last and are real contenders for the title, although they face stiff competition from Manchester City and Chelsea.
The battle for the Premier League title will be nothing short of action-packed this season, but cast your eyes a little lower down the table and you will find an equally-as-interesting situation. Could this be the most exciting relegation battle we've ever seen? Or have there been even closer fights to avoid the drop?
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.
As I detailed in my last blog, when I first heard that there was to be a unified anti rebrand protest march backed by all of the main supporters bodies, I was genuinely pleased but also found it difficult to suppress a degree of cynicism...
As Newcastle United head into yet another irrelevant fixture (for NUFC at least) I find myself posing a question that has been on my mind and lips ever since our grossly premature cup exit at the hands of Cardiff in early January - what is the point?
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...
After watching his side systematically dismantled at home to Liverpool at the weekend, David Moyes must be wondering if his tenure at Old Trafford could be any worse. Unfortunately for him, come Thursday morning, it definitely could - and it likely will. As United lick their wounds following that 3-0 humiliation inflicted by their fierce rivals, their Champions League status also hangs finely in the balance.