5 results that put Manchester United boss under big pressure

David Moyes

As speculation rises that Manchester United manager David Moyes is to be sacked, here are some of the results that may have determined his downfall

Manchester United have had a difficult season under new manager David Moyes. A series of poor performances have put the manager under pressure, with many fans calling for his head.

Here are some of the big results that have contributed to Manchester United's disastrous season:

Manchester United 1-2 Swansea

Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Swansea at Old Trafford in January meant that the club's FA Cup run was over before it had even started. Wilfried Bony’s 90th minute winner sent the Reds packing from the competition they have won on eleven previous occasions.

Manchester United 2-1 Sunderland (Sunderland win 2-1 on penalties)

Manchester United failed to turn around a 2-1 first-leg score-line against Sunderland in the League Cup semi-final. Javier Hernandez’s goal seconds from the end of extra-time in the return leg to force spot-kicks was not enough to get Manchester United to Wembley, as they were embarrassingly beaten 2-1 on penalties.

Manchester United 0-3 Liverpool

For the Manchester United faithful it couldn't get much worse, as March saw the club lose 3-0 at home to bitter rivals Liverpool. United gave away three penalties during a torrid afternoon that saw Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez earn Liverpool a vital three points. The Merseyside club’s fans unveiled a banner that mockingly read ‘David Moyes is a football genius'.

Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City

No game reflected the huge gap in quality between the two Manchester sides than United’s defeat to City in late March. The Champions simply never turned up at Old Trafford, and were 1-0 down within a minute to an Edin Dzeko strike. City never shifted out of second-gear, as another goal from Dzeko and then Yaya Toure late strike sealed an easy victory.

Everton 2-0 Manchester United

This defeat may well have sealed Moyes’ fate as Manchester United manager. United were poor and simply ran out of ideas. It was a painful representation of just how far Manchester United have fallen - worse was the fact that Everton were favourites for the three points all along. 

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