Manchester United can improve as David Moyes defends appointment

David Moyes

He may have started slowly but Moyes is the man for the job and can turn things around at Old Trafford.

It seems as though every comment made or article written about Manchester United is fairly negative at the moment, and to be fair you can hardly blame those voicing their opinions. I'm not as convinced that there is a crisis however, as, for me it's a case of no confidence.

Put it this way, yes United would have been expected to win on Saturday when they hosted West Bromwich Albion, but it would be hard to argue that any team has had a harder start to the season. David Moyes' men have faced Liverpool (twice) local rivals Manchester City and Chelsea as well as taking on a tricky Swansea City side all whilst participating in the Champions League.

The point they took in midweek against Champions League opponents Shakhtar Donetsk was a good one and a win this weekend against Sunderland will go a long way to repairing the damage done by a sluggish start to the season.

When Ryan Giggs came out this morning and said the it was the players to blame and not Moyes, you have to feel that this is a bit off damage limitation by the United stalwart but the truth is that the team which Ferguson built are still acclimatising to the new manager and his style of play.

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Moyes himself defended his position further by saying that those in the boardrooms of Old Trafford had got the right man: 'Manchester United is a good club, I am sure that they know they picked the right man… Sir Alex was part of that process as well.'

United's league position of 12th is unacceptable by their standards but you would be foolish to think they are not competitive, as for their involvement in other competitions it is vital to remember that they reversed the league result (1-0) with Liverpool in the League Cup and are in a strong position in their Champions League group with winnable home ties to come.

The Red Devils are also traditionally stronger after Christmas and if the rumoured £50-80 million of transfer funds are allocated then it maybe is just too early to write them and Moyes off already.

United fans… do you think David Moyes is the right man for the job?

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