The next couple of matches could decide whether Manchester United  suffer their worst season in recent memory, as the Red Devils face matches against Liverpool, Olympiakos, and Manchester City  in a short period. Ahead of this crucial run, David Moyes  has tried to win over supporters by expressing his thanks, which looks more like a plea, in an emotional letter ahead of Saturday’s trip to face West Brom.
Sir Alex Ferguson requested the supporters to back Moyes when he stepped down last season. So far, they have been excellent in this regard, as Moyes has received backing even during the toughest times. However, the slide down has been continuing without any abate since the New Year and some of the supporters have started showing signs of unease. According to the BBC, Moyes said:
"The difficult season we have experienced was not something that I envisaged.
"You are accustomed to seeing a successful Manchester United and the backing you have given the players and me throughout the season has been incredible.
"Supporting your team when they are winning is easy, but much harder when things are not going as well, and the loyalty you have shown us has been magnificent.
"I have absolutely no doubt we will see great winning sides here again."
A run of just three wins in numerous defeats in 12 matches is not good for any manager, let alone one that is managing a three-time European cup winner. The home form has been disastrous, while Moyes looks unable to bring any new ideas to the table. One of the greatest successes of Ferguson was to keep dressing room problems within the walls, but it is not the case anymore under Moyes.
Players like Robin van Persie have exposed their dissatisfaction at the tactics quite openly. It would have been simply unimaginable during the day for Ferguson. Yet, Moyes has been unable to stamp his authority since some of those players continue to remain an integral part of what seems to be an average squad.
Supporters will certainly question the reason for a title winning squad to have dropped to mid-table mediocrity in the space of six months. Moyes will be aware that subsequent emotional letters will not be helpful if results do not improve