Manchester United morning news: Moyes offers United excuse to fail and Bebe scores

David Moyes

A select round-up of news relating to Manchester United, including all the fall-out from their weekend defeat.

After their worst league start in 24 years, the Times reports that Manchester United have been urged to put things right by manager David Moyes – starting later this week against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

While United languish in 12th place in the Premier League, their Europe campaign has started far better, following a win over high-flying Bayer Leverkusen on match-day one.

But United must look to put their domestic disappointments behind them when they visit the Ukraine on Wednesday.

The Telegraph has published an interesting editorial highlighting Moyes’ recent honesty and asking if he will live to regret it.

The former Everton manager has openly criticised his team’s performances and their lack of world-class players. And yet in so doing, the paper claims he is offering his players an excuse not to perform and ultimately achieve – because he has already said they are not good enough to.

It is an interesting assessment of a side far from the finished article, despite their emphatic title win last season.

In other news, Bebe scored his first goal for loan club Pacos de Fereira at the weekend, during his side's 4-3 victory over Maritimo.

image: © Jason Gulledge

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