United’s FA Cup Exit – A Blessing in Disguise?

Another limp and lifeless performance on Sunday night meant United’s season went from bad to worse. Crashing out of the FA Cup in the third round for only the third time in 30 years. However could United’s latest setback be a benefit to their season?

The Moyes out voices got a little bit louder on Sunday night following the defeat, and rightly so with United’s fourth home defeat in six games. However with the Old Trafford hierarchy unlikely to act as some people may wish, the FA Cup exit could be just what Moyes needs in his first season at the helm.

With United still in the Capital One Cup & Champions League, there is still the prospect of more non premier league fixtures ahead. However the priority for Moyes and his men must be to ensure United finish in the top four of the premier league this season. Missing out on champions league football next season could make the prospect of signing any top class talent, and keeping hold of our own (Rooney & Van Persie) in summer much more difficult. Dropping out of the FA Cup could help United focus on this aim. Its strange to think that the champions of England are targeting top four as a successful season, but that’s where United are at the moment. And its showing no signs of changing.

So with Moyes suggesting that United wont spend big this January, it looks like the red’s need all the help they can get if they want to guarantee Champions League football next season.

Another plus, we don’t have to spend any more money unnecessarily to watch Tom Cleverley pass the ball side-wards. Lets look on the brightside……Even if it’s still quite grim.


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