First things first: I support Manchester United, have done since 1995 when one of the greatest footballers ever to wear the infamous red of the club kung-fu kicked a supporter of Crystal Palace for racially abusing him – that was the one and only Eric Cantona. Watch his chipped goal against Sunderland to get a glimpse of his talent (and his very cool celebration): he was arrogant, he was philosophical, he was enigmatic – he was Cantona.
David Moyes replaced the legend that is Sir Alex Ferguson as the club manager at the end of the 2012/13 season. Safe to say its been nothing less of a disaster. The team’s played with no style, no slickness, no attacking skills – we’ve been turgid, spineless, gutless and clueless. We lie 7th in the league table with little chance of playing in either European club competition – this is the very same team made up of the same players who romped to the title last season and are now getting beaten by the likes of Everton and Stoke City (no disrespect to them but c’mon).
Anyway, twitter this afternoon went into overload/meltdown with the news that Moyes was to get the sack! Hallelujah! both #MoyesOut and #MoyesIn hashtags were trending. I’m not a fan of sacking managers mid-season but the way we’ve played, not even managing to attain the simplest of goals (such as qualifying for the Champions League or even fighting for the title) shows how far we’ve fallen under the leadership of Moyes. When even a local lad, a die-hard United fan like Danny Wellbeck is reported to be considering his future at the club and someone like the legend that is Ryan Giggs is also said to be thinking of severing all ties with the club due to the manager you know the end is nigh…
If Moyes does get the boot, then goodbye and good luck somewhere else. You’re a decent guy Moyes, but you’re not Manchester United material.
loved this tweet posted earlier: