Moyes, Manchester United, Rooney and some common sense

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Now that David Moyes has been appointed as the next Manchester United boss, it’s time to apply a bit of common sense to everything Old Trafford.

Is he the popular choice? No, probably not and there will still be plenty of United supporters who would have preferred the guaranteed success that Jose Mourinho can provide.

That doesn’t really matter because this appointment is about protecting the integrity of the football club and safeguarding them against becoming a Manchester City, a Chelsea or a PSG.

United are one of the huge clubs with a difference. They have a tried and tested method with Sir Alex Ferguson they are trying to protect through David Moyes and there is nothing wrong with that.

United fans shouldn’t expect instant results because Moyes is going to need time to adapt.

He won’t get into the job until the transfer window opens but fortunately Ferguson has left him with just a couple of key changes to make.

As for the criticism of his appointment in a European sense, the only way he’s going to nail another Champions League win for the side is through trying his hand at that competition.

Fortunately he has Ferguson upstairs at Old Trafford for a bit of advice to ensure United don’t get dumped out at a group stage or anything else humiliating similar to that.

Jamie Redknapp said in an interview on Sky Sports News last night that United’s rivals would see this as an opportunity to take the power away from them, pushing them down the Premier League.

Sorry Jamie, rubbish, United will be up there fighting because of the team Ferguson has created and the fact that Moyes isn’t actually a bad gaffer when it comes to tactics and the style he gets his teams playing.

United will contend on all fronts next season, they may not win anything which wouldn’t be a surprise considering this news but they won’t be pushovers and they will fight until the end regardless of their position.

So the gap isn’t going to get bigger and they aren’t going to be at a disadvantage. It’s a simple case of staying realistic while the new man adjusts to quite frankly, the biggest job in world football.

As for the Rooney situation, Moyes undoubtedly gives United a better chance of keeping him because of the pair’s Everton routes.

Of course there was a bit of bad feeling when Rooney left Everton in the first place, but who wouldn’t get annoyed about their best teenager leaving for a rival?

If Moyes can’t keep Rooney, he’ll find a replacement and he’s not the sort of boss who is going to retain a striker in his team, if that striker isn’t fully committed.

If Moyes guarantees anything to United fans, it’s the loyalty and respect which will translate through his teams at Old Trafford. Sit back United fans, it’s going to be an exciting ride.

What do you make of Moyes, United and Rooney?

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