With approximately three weeks to go in the Barclays Premier League, Manchester United FC finds itself in a strange new place: A mid-table position.
Mid-table games lack the drama of either title-challenging teams or those teams fighting to stay in the league.
As such, it often doesn’t matter how well or how poorly teams in the mid-table region play. Aside from fans, no one really cares.
The fact that tongues are wagging about Manchester United has more to do with speculation than anything else.
What many want to know is if manager David Moyes would get the chance to prove himself next season after the disappointment of this one.
Early rumors suggest that a decision has already been made and that Moyes will be headed for the exit.
David Moyes’ departure from Manchester United is set to be announced imminently. [Sky Sports]
— MUnited Addict (@MUnitedAddict) April 21, 2014
Manchester United saying no comment on reports that manager David Moyes is to be sacked.
— Harry Smith (@stvharry) April 21, 2014
Following a disappointing 2-0 loss to Everton FC it appears the Glazer family, Manchester United’s owners, may have had enough of the Scottish manager and his frequently “turned corners”.
While some expect him to see out the last three games, there are reports a player manager could act as caretaker in his absence. It’s also expected that Moyes’s self-appointed staff will follow him out the door.
While angered Manchester United fans will be relieved at the news, rival fans will no doubt be disappointed. Moyes’s failure to comfortably step into Sir Alex Ferguson’s shoes has been a source of amusement.
A list of David Moyes' unwanted records at Manchester United pic.twitter.com/cOGdf5tRW1
— sortitoutsi (@sortitoutsi) April 21, 2014
Now it’s just a matter of who exactly will prove a proper replacement. An able coach could get the most out of the team that Ferguson left behind. However, it’s also possible that manager will need a few seasons to restore Manchester United to the Champions League and Premier League title contention.
Here's how it all went so wrong for David Moyes and Manchester United: http://t.co/lddWDALoTu pic.twitter.com/XKo2BEA3Y0
— Slate (@Slate) April 21, 2014
Whether the United fans like it or not, a Moyes departure is not going to signal instant success; it will be just another stage of the inevitable rebuilding process.
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