A home defeat against Spurs on New Year’s Day was followed by consecutive cup defeats, with United suffering the ignominy of failing to progress past the third round of the FA Cup for the first time in 2010 after losing 2-1 at Old Trafford against Swansea and then suffered a defeat by the same scoreline away at Sunderland on Tuesday night in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semifinal.
With rumours emerging of a possible dressing room unrest, as some of the senior players are reportedly beginning to question their manager’s credentials, Moyes has showed remarkable defiance and insisted the players are desperate to turn things around and that his current predicament is part and parcel of a manager’s job.
“I’ve been here before and done it before,” said Moyes.
“I just sense it’s on the verge of turning, that we’re about to get a bit better. You need a bit of good fortune to go for you, and it looks as if we’re not getting enough of that at the moment.
“I can sense in the dressing room that there’s an urge to fight our current position.
“It’s part of football management. It’s never going to be an easy ride,” continued the United manager.
“To be the manager of Manchester United is a big challenge, whether it’s on the back of wins or defeats.”
One has to wonder whether Moyes will be given any support at all in this transfer window, for he definitely looks like a man who could do with some help. In fact, he has done so for quite some time.