Oh look everyone, another ‘crisis’ at Old Trafford, the end of an era, etc,etc,etc
United’s 3-0 defeat to
Liverpool provoked the same sensational headlines we have been seeing for a few
weeks now, ignoring the baton passing which took place.
Liverpool turned up at
Old Trafford and fancied giving United a good kicking, which they swiftly did
right where it hurt.
They are the ones
heading for the top four while United will be reduced to pressing their noses
against the Champions League window next season.
And yes, it is the end
of an era, but that actually took place in May when Sir Alex Ferguson took his
Now United players play
without fear of Fergie and many have relaxed, comfortable with the titles they
The result? David Moyes
has been left confused how a bunch of title winners now look, at times, like
they couldn’t beat an egg.
Moyes needs to stamp
his impression on the team but when so many are relaxed and with a defence
which creaks more than the wobbliest of floorboards, it’s an impossible task.
That is not to say
Moyes hasn’t made mistakes, buying Fellani to act as the ‘Here’s how we did it
at Goodison’ guy doesn’t work in a dressing room full of Premier League
And his sour disposition
in recent weeks will help no-one, Fergie could battle the media because he had
the comfort of many bits of silverware. Moyes has no such luxury.
But the time to judge
Moyes is 12 months from now, after a whole summer with the chequebook, then and
only then will it be his team.
Pick up any paper and
they link United with Star A, B and C. Truth be told United need two full
backs, two commanding centre backs and a ball winner for the midfield.
Do that and United’s
spell out of the limelight might be as short as their odds of finishing out of
the top four.
The biggest lesson from
Sunday’s mauling surely came from the men from Anfield, ironically.
Liverpool are now on a
charge under the stewardship of Brendan Rodgers, the sixth different manager to
attempt to win a league title since the glory days of Dalglish….