David Moyes ignores Sir Alex and fires backroom staff

According to the Sun, David Moyes ignored pleas from old boss Sir Alex Ferguson about keeping the former manager’s backroom staff in position at Old Trafford. The new manager chose to bring in his own coaches, including Steve Round, Jimmy Lumsden and Chris Woods, and he decided to let the highly talented René Meulensteen leave; a huge mistake.

Rene has been credited with the development of many of United’s current first-team, and although many fans were calling for the Dutchman to stay, none could have predicted the opening set of results United have finished up with. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but imagine if we would’ve kept Rene? He could have helped David Moyes settle, and he would be someone who knows his way around the club.

Another coach who left was Eric Steele. The former goalkeeper-turned-coach has been credited with the success of David de Gea, who came to Manchester as a skinny young Spaniard who wasn’t used to the aerial threat of the English game. Steele made De Gea build muscle, strengthen, and also grow his confidence grow. In just two years David de Gea went from being a Premier League flop to a place in the Premier League Team of the Year, which is some improvement.

I’m sure David Moyes brought his own staff in so he could do things his way and to make him feel like he is in complete control. I also think that listening to Sir Alex Ferguson can only help Moyes, and using Fergie’s knowledge and experience at this stage should be a regular occurrence just whilst the new manager gets used to the job.

Obviously Manchester United fans will get behind Moyes, but it was disappointing when Meulensteen did leave the club as he was recognised as one of the worlds best.

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5 Comments

  1. pls can someone tell moyes 2 leave us alone b4 we turn 2 modern day liverpool who are no longer relevant 2 modern day futball. & i dont understand why people are comparing saf’s start 2 his managerial career in OT wif that of moyes, football back then was purely a sporting activity so he had the luxury of time to settle in; but now, football is a business venture with a lot at stake (cash wise, endorsement wise, etc) so the luxury of time aint there. As business owner, do u allow a mgt that is showing signs of incompetency 2 continually run ur business 2 the ground or do u take drastic measures 2 rectify the wrongs, i believe the latter should be the case & so i don’t know why the Glasiers’ are wasting time (the sooner the better). Lets face it, in his 11 yrs with Everton, he never won anything but the likes of Birmingham & Wigan won carling cup & FA redspectively (yeah i can hear someone saying that they both got relegated, but they didn’t have the quality that moyes had in Everton). That saf was a successful coach, don’t mean that his hand picking his successor would go down well, 4 me i think he picked moyes out of scotish sentiments rather than his coaching qualities (personal opinion). Whatever happens, we would still remain Man Utd.

  2. £10 bet fergie’s back before Christmas because moyes is not up to the job should have had mourinio while we had chance he cried when he didn’t get the job that’s real passion I cried when I heard we had moyes I wonder if this was fergie’s plan all along have his hip replaced then take over the reins again

    • P.S. I THOUGHT CAMERON WAS THE ONE DOING THE CUTS WE HAVE SENT PLAYERS OUT ON LOAN SO OUR SQUAD IS WEAKER WHERE AS ALL THE TOP 5 HAVE BIGGER BETTER SQUADS THIS YEAR SORRY BUY EVEN FERGIE CAN’T DEFEND HOW THE TEAM ARE PLAYING

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