Give Davie Moyes a break

Man United supporters need to take a good look at themselves especially those who have yet to learn to win with dignity and more importantly lose with grace.

It was no coincidence that Fergie retired when he did as he knew only too well that there would need to be a rebirth of a new team as the squad he left behind were just not good enough to keep up the winning ways.

He was also shrewd enough to know that it would need a strong man to do the rebuilding so he recommended David Moyes to succeed him. He needed a guy who hated to lose anything let alone a football match and given time Fergie will probably be right as usual.

You only have to look at Davie to notice that he already has a”greetin” face which gets decidedly worse when his team loses. There would be no point in “twittering fans” calling for a change until the manager sorts out the playing side. Face Book fanatics with their abusive comments towards the manager will have to accept that there will not be a quick fix.

The great Fergie took over an ailing club at the start of his reign and it was five years before he won his first trophy. If the board then had bowed to pressure from fans or perhaps the media and appointed someone else during those early years the trophy cabinet would not be as full as it is today.

The older generation of United fans will remember the bad times and appreciate what has been achieved during Fergie’s time. As for the younger ones who have only known the good years should read up on the history of the club which might just help them to grow up, keep their dummies in their mouths and their toys in their prams until Davie has been given a FAIR chance to sort out what could turn out to be a long term problem.

By the way this is genuine sympathy for Moyes from a Liverpool fan given his links to both Everton and United.
Allan Alexander.

A Alexander

Football daft for as long as I can remember. Lifelong Liverpool fan and Socialist. Has actually stood on the Anfield pitch. Played the game, refereed it and reported on it. Best playing time was at under 18 level and enjoyed indoor 5 aside until injury forced me out at 52.


  • Posted by John Trainor on March 30, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Mr. Alexander, you pretend you know how the fan support is diveded at the club by your comments. You tell people to grow up because of the history. Well let me tell you, I have been a loyal supporter of this club for 35 years and will be until the day I die. However, and I do not think David Moyes is the right fit for our club.

    Does that make me spoiled? I know the history of this club probably as well as you do and respect it. But your verbal dirhea spouting the know all arrogance is laughable.

    In short, just because someone doea not agree with you does not maje them less a loyal supporter or a plastic fan. Get over yourself!

  • Posted by PJ on March 30, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Seriously? A Scottish Liverpool fan has the gall to post an opinion on Moyes and United?

    You talk about having dignity and grace? Where was that when the equally nice Roy Hodgson was doing for Liverpool what ‘Davie’ is doing for United? I couldn’t give a toss if he was ‘greetin’ – how about the millions of United fans who are greetin’? He has destroyed in less than one season what Sir Alex took 26 years to build.

    There is simply no comparison between When SAF took over and now and you are naive in the extreme (or just being disingenuous) to suggest as much.

  • Posted by Dr Graham J Smith on March 30, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Well I am one of the older generation having supported United for over 60 years. I am also a qualified FA coach. Yes SAF was afforded the time to build a team but one has to realise that he didn,t inherit the Champions of England. One or two tweaks in last summers transfer window and we could have looked forward to a good season. Unfortunately we inherited David Moyes who was utterly clueless and wasted 27.5 million on Fellani. Since then he decided to rid himself of all that was SAF’s including the backroom staff and replace them with a few faceless wonders of his own. He is clueless when it comes to tactics and admits he has no idea of his best 11. My question has always been how did we get lumbered with him in the first place? It can’t be his managerial record which contains a blank sheet of paper 11 years and won nothing the answer has to be a Scotsman! and mate of SAF so like many other big jobs elsewhere its jobs for the boys. Not a good way to select a new manager of United

    Man City, Spurs, Everton, Chelsea had a change of managers and strange as it might seem they are ahead of us in the league so why is that? Is it because they chose the right managers for the jobs managers who have actually achieved something in their managerial careers Of course it is. The job is too big for Moyes time to pack his bags and go to keep him would be suicide

  • Posted by A Alexander on March 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Thanks for the feedback boys. The purpose of a forum is to provoke debate. The teams with new managers may be ahead of United in the league but only one of them can win it this year if they are lucky. Perhaps what it really bugging you is the fact that Liverpool are getting close. Allan

  • Posted by John Trainor on March 31, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    It certainly does not help!

  • Posted by A Alexander on April 1, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Thanks for your honesty John,Allan