MORGAN UNSURE

Former Manchester United winger Willie Morgan has slammed manager David Moyes as not been the right man for United. The Scot took over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer after managing Everton for more than a decade. There were many doubters when he was announced as the successor to Ferguson primarily because he has not won anything at Everton. Prior to managing the Merseyside club, Moyes did not manage a Premier league club. His lack of experience at the very top level and his inability to win trophies have been cited as reasons for Moyes not being the apt replacement.

The club suffered three consecutive defeats to be on the verge of being knocked out of three major tournaments in the space of a week. They are already out of the FA Cup after the 2-1 defeat against Swansea, while they are 11 points behind table leaders Arsenal. Even though the possibility of a comeback in the second leg still remains, they are close to being knocked out of the League Cup as well. Morgan says that Moyes did not have the best credentials to become the manager of a club like Manchester United, who are used to winning trophies.

The signings made by Moyes in the summer have also been questioned.

“I don’t think Moyes was the right man. He has bought Marouane Fellaini for £27.5m and given Nani a new five-year contract when they have been trying to sell him for ages. On Moyes, I rest my case. What credentials did he have to take over the biggest club in the world? But I have nothing against him. I hope he is successful. But I just don’t see it. Not with the players he has got,” said Morgan.

United have promised Moyes significant transfer funds in January and in the summer.