Richard Keys: Manchester United should sack Moyes this week

David Moyes

Manchester United should make a big decision claims former SkySports presenter.

David Moyes' tenure at Manchester United is off to a terrible start, not only due to poor results, but PR-gaffes like saying the club should aspire to be like City.

It appears at this stage that seventh place is the best United can hope for this campaign, while dreams of beating Bayern Munich in the Champions League appear fanciful at best.

Sir Bobby Charlton gave his backing to Moyes prior to the City defeat, but fan anger at the manager continues to build and there are those who believe immediate action should be taken.

One of those is former SkySports presenter Richard Keys, who argues the problem should be dealt with immediately before it gets even worse.

Writing on his personal blog, Keys said: "David Moyes looks shot to pieces. I feel sorry for the guy, but there's little more I can add on the subject. I refer you to my previous Blogs. He's got to go.

"I would make that decision now. Before next week's game v Bayern Munich.This Utd team will get embarrassed by the German champions. Destroyed. So why wait?"

So often when a manager is fired there is a bounce-back effect where players feel 'freed' and begin to improve. Chelsea's players displayed this in 2012 when Roberto di Matteo took over from Andre Villas-Boas.

The obvious question would be who steps in for Moyes, and Keys suggests the same approach, promoting from within - pointing to Ryan Giggs.

Whether the 40-year-old is really ready to be player-manager at a club of United's size and will ever be is at present an unknown - and after all, Moyes a manager of more than a decade's experience in the Premier League has so far proven himself incapable.

Keys went onto add that his information said Sir Alex Ferguson was 'furious' when Moyes axed the club's backroom staff to bring in his own, so who knows, the club's former boss may secretly feel his successor deserves what may be coming to him.

The move would be against everything United have so far suggested, but American owners the Glazers have displayed hire-and-fire tendencies at NFL side Tampa Bay.

If United did make the big move to fire David Moyes immediately, the real question is how many fans would actually be upset?

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