Manchester United…Blame The Glazers

Updated: January 9, 2014

No matter how many ways you twist it, Manchester United are currently in crisis mode.

Three losses on the bounce in the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup have turned a spotlight that was dazzling into a beam that is scorching everything in its path. With fingers being pointed in every direction Nick Webster asks who is to blame for this shocking state of affairs at Old Trafford?

Is it…

  1. The Players
  2. David Moyes
  3. Sir Alex Ferguson
  4. The Glazer Family

You be the judge…

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  1. Europa Pointfc

    January 9, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Winning seems the only way that makes everything seem a bed of roses

  2. Nick Webster

    January 10, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    It’s the way of the world. Winning is everything, second is nowhere!!!

  3. Mike Preston

    January 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    It’s Moyes. SAF always said no one is bigger than the club. Moyes came in and replaced the coaching staff, pretty much wholesale as I understand it, with his own men. United isn’t a former successful club that has slipped to League 1, nothing was actually needed to be done but to add some new talent to keep the club going. He wasn’t brought in to rescue United, just to keep the steady course and City is laughing all the way to the bank.

    The only other person to blame, who isn’t on your list is David de Gae. He is only good at stopping close, hard shots, granted his reaction time is amazing there, but he cannot handle a corner to save his life, he still cannot kick a ball straight…really how many times does he kick a pass out of play? I bet it is 1 in 3…even if he is not under any pressure too. It isn’t the hard tricky shots that are being scored on United, it’s the easy ones that are getting by the keeper.

  4. Nick Webster

    January 14, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Don’t you think that Moyes is limited though in the players he has for selection. Either they have fallen off in terms of performance or they’re refusing to play hard for him which seems very unlikely given they’re professional players.

  5. Mike Preston

    January 14, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Moyes has the same team SAF has had for the last 3 years 2 of those were PL Champion seasons, plus Januzaj and Fellani. Unfortunate injuries have occurred, can’t deny that and can’t blame Moyes for that.

    I do agree that United need some proven talent brought in. Fellani was not the answer…To improve next season, United clearly need attacking midfielders. Carrick needs a partner who can take the pass and shoot/score. Sell Young, Anderson, Cleverly, Evra, Fellani, and Macheda and bring in a play maker, someone who can dribble through more than one defender.

    The only player I think has fallen off of completely as far as performance goes is Evra, I think his legs are worn out. Yes he can still do overlapping runs and put in a great cross, even shoot from time to time, but when the other team attacks more than expected (or United for that matter)he runs out of steam.

    If anyone was to not play for him that would have been Rooney, but he has been playing hard and scoring this season.

    I am not sure that Moyes was ready for the level of club that United is. The expectations of supporters, owners, and players at the level are not the same as they were at Everton. Not sure there were any PL Managers that were capable to take over United from SAF.

    Time will tell, winning makes everyone forget mistakes.

  6. Nick Webster

    January 14, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I have to agree about Moyes, United is top 3 jobs in world football and only someone who knows how to win trophies with a proven track record should’ve got the job. It’s a shame that they couldn’t trust Mourinho because I would’ve loved to see what he would have achieved with an average side.

  7. Mike Preston

    January 23, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Interested on your take on de Gae….

    • Nick Webster

      January 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      I actually quite like him. I think for a young keeper coming into OT has got to be really daunting but he handled it well. Yes, yesterday’s ricket was a howler but you have to judge what’s going on in front of him and it’s not pretty. He’s got years ahead of him and like all keepers, if he remains confident he’ll be fine.

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