Eric Harrison, the former Manchester United Youth team coach, has called for Sir Alex Ferguson to step in to help David Moyes who, according to Harrison, has made life difficult for himself since arriving at Old Trafford.
Harrison, the man who coached David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Phil and Gary Neville and Nicky Butt when they were plying their trade in United’s youth team, believes that the only thing that could help Moyes turn things around at Old Trafford is help from his illustrious predecessor.
United face Swansea at home on Saturday, hoping to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions, having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Michael Laudrup’s men last weekend barely four days after losing at home against Spurs, before going on to lose 2-1 at Sunderland on Tuesday, their worst run in 13 years.
“I’m 100% for David Moyes, I really am, things are going bad for him and all that. The look on his face when he’s on TV I feel so sorry for him,” said Harrison.
“Sir Alex Ferguson will be having a word with him there’s no question about that, but he won’t be saying you’ve got to do this and that. He will do it nice and quietly.
“I think the pair should get together quite a lot and he should listen seriously to Sir Alex.”
However, asked if he thought the United manager could steady the United ship, which looks to be sinking at an increasingly alarming speed, Harrison said: “At this moment in time, no.”
Harrison believes that Moyes made life needlessly difficult for himself by replacing Sir Alex Ferguson coaching staff with his trusted lieutenants, whom he brought at the club from Everton.
“In hindsight it does look like a mistake, I don’t want to criticise anyone but I’ve got to be honest because if I’m thinking that why shouldn’t I say it, like most of the Man United supporters,” said Harrison.
“They certainly should have kept the staff that they had, they shouldn’t have brought so many in from Everton.”