Sack Moyes now? The outstanding replacement Manchester United should appoint

If Manchester United took the option to remove David Moyes as manager, is Marcelo Bielsa the best of the available replacements?

If Manchester United fans were frustrated at the singularly dull tactic showcased against Fulham, there is one unpredictable boss available who can change all that in an instance.

The options to replace David Moyes are not plentiful at present, despite 87% of fans polled stating they'd rather see Michael Laudrup given a chance instead of the Scotsman.

There's a manager who possesses far more pedigree than the Dane, and that's maverick Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa.

The South American most recently bossed Athletic Bilbao, leading the unfancied Basque side to the Europa League Final, winning spectacularly at Old Trafford in the process.

Bielsa took charge of Chile at the 2010 World Cup, winning plaudits for their pressing game and attacking, based on a unique 3-3-1-3 formation.

He has in the past few days been linked with the vacant Peru post, meaning Manchester United may run out of time to get their man if they were minded to.

We don't expect David Moyes to be sacked, but if the club did decide to go down that route, there are very few well-qualified coaches available right now.

Frank Rijkaard, a Champions League winner with Barcelona has been out of the game for a while, and Laudrup is seen as too inexperienced and unproven. Marcelo Bielsa is spectacularly the best of the bunch.

He once famously poured water on the pitch ahead of a clash with Barcelona, to slow down their rivals passing game, such is his 'out-the-box' approach.

Bielsa's preferred formation would be an antithesis to David Moyes' tactics. We can just imagine the manager, dubbed 'El Loco', meaning 'Madman', banging his head against a wall watching United's 80 plus crosses against Fulham at the weekend, if he hadn't already thrown his television out the window by half-time.

His 3-3-1-3 formation would surely be suited to the like of Juan Mata, Shinji Kagawa and Adnan Januzaj, with no need for inconsistent wingers like Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Nani.

A revolutionary approach for Manchester United to pursue - but then David Moyes has proved so far that a poor imitation of Sir Alex Ferguson is not the way to go.

You want variety, you want unpredictability, then Marcelo Bielsa is the man. We won't hold our breath, but wow it would be entertaining to watch. 

'"A man with new ideas is mad until he succeeds', is one of the Argentine's famous quotes. Well judging from the weekend, surely the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again with the same unsuccessful result?

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