Six games unbeaten in all competitions is a start for the Manchester United manager.
You could burn a tree with the amount of column inches that has been dedicated to the start of David Moyes' tenure in the Manchester United dugout.
So far during his reign he has suffered losses to Liverpool, and two other embarrassing losses. One was a thrashing at the hands of near neighbours Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium whilst the other was certainly surprising in their home defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
Though they currently lie 8th in the table and 8 points behind the side that currently sits top in Arsenal, the past few games have shown signs of a little momentum getting into United’s season.
United are in a strong position in their Champions League group having taken seven points from their first three games, their into the quarter-finals of the League Cup and as a result they’re unbeaten in six matches in all competitions.
In amongst this small unbeaten run is what turned out to be a disappointing draw against Southampton given the Saints’ equaliser was late on in that Premier League game. However there has been a draw from a difficult European away game as well as a win against European opposition, two wins in the Premier League which has shown some of the guts the side has to offer along with the thrashing off Norwich in the League Cup this week.
These results are going to start to build some confidence if they manage to get a win against Fulham at Craven Cottage at the weekend. Though Moyes has a long way to go, the squad he has at his disposal is still very talented and maybe the side is just starting to warm up and get used to his style of play.
Things may be just starting to fall into place for Moyes in terms of getting the consistency he wants. Whether it can continue over the course of the season and produce success is another matter entirely.
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