Following Manchester United’s 2-1 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion, David Moyes spoke to the BBC about his concerns and his hopes for the future.
“I’m concerned after the game but only because we didn’t play well,” the United boss said. “We can put it right.”
“We did not defend well at all but we did not attack well,” he added, and given attacking and defending is basically, well, football, United fans may be growing concerned not just with the results, but with the post-match analysis; or at least what there is of it.
Moyes also explained that his decision to remove Shinji Kagawa at half-time was a tactical one. But while fans would have no doubt been pleased to see the introduction of Adnan Januzaj, Kagawa was one of United’s few plus points in an otherwise disappointing first half.
His removal has prompted the Daily Mail to question his future at Old Trafford, with the Japanese international unlikely to get much game-time in his preferred number 10 role, despite Moyes stating that it is “arguably” his best position.
I don’t think you will find many arguments regarding that, Mr Moyes.
And finally, the Mirror reports that Wilfried Zaha is in “limbo” at United, with Moyes not yet ready to throw him into the first team but similarly hesitant to send him on loan.
Championship side Nottingham Forest have failed in a temporary move for the winger, as Moyes reportedly wishes him to train every day with United’s current stars to ensure he continues learning from them.
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