Nobody ever said it would be easy, but David Moyes’ first half a season in charge at Old Trafford has been nothing short of disastrous. However relieving the Scot of his duties is not the answer although it has become obvious that the Red Devils need to bring in some new faces and offload some deadwood.
Firstly United need to clear out a number of players who do not look up to the high standard of the champions any longer. Anderson, Young, Buttner, Lindegaard all need to go as well as beginning the process of phasing the likes of Evra and Ferdinand out in spite of the great servants they have been to the club. The next stage would be acquiring the right players and spending some money to go with it in the remaining weeks of the transfer window. Two creative midfielders, a centre-back and a left-back would do.
Furthermore Moyes needs to stop being so polite and respectful to the players and the club. His honey moon period at United is well and truly over and he needs to put his foot down and really lay into his under performing squad and if they are not prepared to evolve from Sir Alex Ferguson then he must show them the door. This is no longer Ferguson’s Manchester United, it’s his!
Also Moyes may need to start playing Fellaini behind Rooney upfront to reap the big Belgians full rewards. United have put in a great deal of crosses but without any aerial threat so far this season and it would seem that Moyes clearly wishes to maintain these tactics so may as well give himself the best chance of them working as Fellaini may well not be the best technically but has superb heading ability and has at least 10-15 goals in him a term if gets in the box and receives quality service. In addition he could lay-off or knock the ball down or on to others to score with his height and strength combined with the vision of a midfielder!