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Old 01-05-2014, 10:38 AM
 
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I think in 1980s it was ok to make Moyes the coach for Man U but in 2013? Wouldn't you agree that a coach with more experience with superstars be a better choice?
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:02 PM
 
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In 1980 Moyes would have been 17 years old, so probably not a good idea.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:12 PM
 
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Post of the year already ?
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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I was just thinking. Today's football demands success from the players, coach and management faster than the 80's when AF was hired as a coach. I don't see anyone other than Moyes and Rogers as the British replacement for AF but is it the more important thing right now?

It has only been one half season and maybe too early to judge the fellow. However, when you have at least 4 players in your team who are some of the top footballers in the world, why wouldn't you bring a more experienced manager to lead the team? If you insist on Moyes, you will be stuck with the likes of Fletcher, Buttner and Rafael. Maybe if you're lucky, you will catch a generation like Giggs, Beckham and Scholes. Because van Persie and Rooney are unlikely to stick around for no success. And United fans will see their kids wearing blue jerseys soon.

So, I honestly would have pursued Mourinho however much the fans disliked him. If you definitely wanted a young coach Laudrup would have been my choice.

Once you're down in football today, no matter how big a name you are, it will be years before you can get back atop.

So, who would be your choice of manager for MU? Was Moyes the right choice?
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:24 PM
 
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i think united wants continuity. it has been their hallmark for the past 25 years. and when it comes to continuity - moyes is one of the best there is. IMO he is the ideal long-term solution.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:37 PM
 
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Sir Alex Fergusson knew what will happen in 2013! This is why he asked supporters to stand by their new manager (Moyes). I think the transition from a midtable team to a top team is not easy especially the fact the previous manager set a system for 25 years!!! It is impossible to change everything in one year and stay competitive. I see a lot of comparisons between how Sir Alex Fergusson and Moyes start was similar but back then the media was not a bully unlike today and fans of the club are now multicultural from all over the world so the pressure is much more unlike back then when the only way to communicate with foreign MU fans and fans outside manchester was to play away games or friendly matches in other countries and cities
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:04 AM
 
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United beaten 2.1 by bottom of the league Sunderland last night. As usual Moyes blames the ref.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:47 AM
 
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United beaten 2.1 by bottom of the league Sunderland last night. As usual Moyes blames the ref.
Looks like him and whiskey nose are the same in that regard. Always the ref's fault.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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Looks like him and whiskey nose are the same in that regard. Always the ref's fault.
Ole whiskey nose... can't beleive he won the league last year with that roster, he was an incredible coach but so hard to like. But I look for ManU to buy alot of nice talent in January. They went into disarray when Moyes realized his boy Fellaini was not fitting into the side.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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United beaten 2.1 by bottom of the league Sunderland last night. As usual Moyes blames the ref.
To be fair Sunderland aren't a bad team under Gus Poyet, they just had a bad start under PDC.

It should be noted that Sunderland have beaten Man City, Everton, Chelsea, Newcastle and now Man Utd this season, they were also unlucky not to get further points and wins. Furthermore it is still very tight at the bottom of the table, and they might still be able to escape relegation yet, whilst they have put together a good league cup run and remain in both cups.

So fair play to them
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