Man Utd refuse to comment on 'David Moyes sacked' rumours
Sunday’s 2-0 defeat against Everton appears to have been one too many for David Moyes after several reports emerged today claiming that the Manchester United team manager could be sacked within a couple of weeks. Moyes came to United in the summer and signed a six-year contract in what was a big statement by the club towards stability. However, a mammoth 11 defeats in the league appears to have tested the patience of the owners.
Established newspapers like Guardian and Telegraph have claimed that Moyes could leave the post within a few weeks and is almost certain to not be the United manager at the start of next season. The club, themselves, refused to comment on the issue. The club adopted a similar stance just days before Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement.
Moyes said only last week that he was confident that star names would come to Old Trafford despite the club being in a transitional phase. The lack of Champions League football would also deteriorate the value of United even further. It was even suggested that Moyes would be given as much as £150 million to rebuild the squad.
The club have been linked with names like Toni Kroos and Luke Shaw in the last few months.
United are almost certain to finish seventh in the table after this defeat. They are five points behind Tottenham with four matches left in the season. Since the prospect of even Europa League football is in jeopardy, Moyes’ position is looking highly untenable.
Glazers would find little criticism if they happen to sack Moyes, whose handling of various aspects of United have been questionable. A small section of supporters turned against the Scot a few weeks ago, but it now appears that the trickle has turned into a river following the Everton defeat. United failed to register a single shot on target in the first half.
Sir Alex Ferguson – the man behind Moyes’ appointment – has been silent for quite a while.