Saturday, 7 December 2013


In his farewell speech to the joyful but yet confused Old trafford faithful who flock the stadium to watch their team celebrate after clinching their 20th premier league title and also to bid farewell to the man who have made the impossible dream possible.
Seven months after that famous speech by Sir Alex Ferguson one will not be wrong to wonder if that passionate voice of plead still ring a bell in the heart and minds of United fans world wide.

With David Moyes taking charge of affairs at the Red side of Manchester, a choice which didn't go well with many fans but for the mere fact that the Scot was specially chosen by the man who will never wish any wrong for the club, fans had to accept the decision though holding their hands crossed expecting the worst.

The worst wasn't to take too long before it started coming. First, it was the news of Wayne Rooney asking to leave the club, then followed by the clubs intention to sign a world class midfielder in the person of Tiago Alcantara, who later joined Bayern Munich, then came the pursuit of Strootman of Ajax, who also snubbed United to join Italian side Roma and the long list of snubs continued to increase all through the summer. And then came the most embarrassing one, when David Moyes in the company of all the parties involved sort to sign Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas a player everyone knows will do everything to remain in Barcelona.
To crown the whole transfer market flaws, United under David Moyes was only able to seal a £27Million deal at the last hours of the transfer deadline for Fellaini who was available on a cheap some days earlier.

Manchester United fans perceived the worst but preferred to ponder over it only in their hearts when the team had its most awful pre-season anyone can ever remember winning a total of just 3 games with a youngster Jesse Lingard being the club top scorer on the tour and also crowned it with an embarrassing defeat to Sevilla on a day set aside to thank Rio Ferdinand for 10 years of active service to the club.

A community shield victory and an emphatic 4 - 2 victory over Swansea gave fans some sort of hope and confidence in the new man in charge. But with a tight run of fixtures around the corner for Manchester United, fans were quick to lower their expectation as United went on to draw with Chelsea, then loose to Liverpool, win against the same opponent in the Capital one cup and then were demolished by city rivals Manchester City. Just when fans thought their beloved Man united were going into the next round of fixtures with the intent to "kill and destroy" United lost to West Brom at Old trafford, drew with Southampton, drew with Cardiff, narrowly escaped Sunderland and then gifted 3 points to Newcastle and Everton in a space of three days.

David Moyes has already had too many issues to deal with since taking over the United job, ranging from the non inclusion of Kagawa in his team list, to his inclusion of Ashley Young and Danny Welbeck. Moyes is yet to field the same XI in his 15 matches, a clear sign of a man in a muddle, from a manager previously used to fielding the same team every week at Everton. A mark of continuing inconsistency was the Premier League bow of Wilfried Zaha as a sub against Newcastle and the introduction of midfield outcast Anderson. 
Arguments that Moyes took over a title-winning team should be balanced against the fact that United have needed a redux for some time. Few could suggest that the 2013 title winners were of the vintage of 2008's European champions. 
"I haven't changed anything. It's the same players," Moyes said, defensively. 

With fans running out of patience and just waiting for the day they will wake up to hear the news that the man who tried to make Everton finished ahead of Manchester United have been relieved of his position as the manager of Manchester United the question now is How long can he last if all this continues? 

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