The underwhelming form of Manchester United in the Premier League this season may have been predictable as the squad David Moyes inherited, regardless of their status as reigning champions, is 'a mess'.
United take on title-challenging Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this afternoon knowing that any result other than victory will see greater distance created between themselves and a lucrative top four finish that would secure Champions League football next season.
@Sultan_Alfuhaid I want David to succeed - badly. He's a good guy. But stop pretending he was left with a top squad. He wasn't. It's a mess— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) January 19, 2014
Former Sky Sports presenter and current talkSPORT personality Richard Keys believes the squad is 'a mess' and, perhaps due to the enhancing ages of established stars such as Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, is not the 'top squad' that they once were.
Thus far, due to only being in his current role for a half-season, manager David Moyes has not created his own team with his only notable signing being his former pupil at Everton; Marouane Fellaini.
According to the latest tabloid speculation, Moyes will be entrusted with a transfer fund of £150m to even £200m, with players such as Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata, Toffees wonderkid Ross Barkley and Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani all linked with a switch to Old Trafford
For Keys, he may be hoping that at least one of these high-profile signings can be made as he wants 'a strong United'.
@Sultan_Alfuhaid so somebody else has to. We need a strong Utd.— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) January 19, 2014
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