Manchester United job ‘a poisoned chalice’ says former Liverpool man

David Moyes

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Having dropped two more precious points on Saturday, Manchester United are now eight points behind leaders Arsenal in the Premier League. But Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is not writing-off David Moyes’ men just yet.

Speaking to the Daily Mail Wenger said, “It is too early. They are not out of the title race.

If you have the choice, you want to be in the race at the top, but you cannot rule Man United out today. They have big players, big experience, and they are a big club.”

A big club they may be, but at the moment they are dropping points at an alarming rate. And Mark Lawrenson feels the problems could only be beginning for Moyes.

Writing in the Mirror, the former Liverpool player said, “I’m starting to feel sorry for David as the job is beginning to look like a poisoned chalice.”

He also writes that the release of Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography may overshadow any United achievements in this week’s Champions League group stage matches.

Not that Moyes will be worrying about that; he will simply desire a win.

And finally, the same newspaper has revealed Manuel Pellegrini lied to his Manchester City players about United’s result against Southampton in a bid to inspire the Blues to victory.

It worked…

See also: Manchester United should be wary of signing Remy Cabella

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