Moyes asks for more time to build Man Utd into a stronger team
David Moyes shouldered full responsibility for Manchester United’s poor form and defeat in the Manchester derby, but the Scotsman’s confessions haven’t absolved him from his sins. Manchester United fans and the media continue to make the Scotsman’s life miserable. Moreover, for the first time Manchester United’s board is considering axing Moyes.
The Old Trafford was an ugly sight from the eyes of a Manchester United fan after the 3-0 derby defeat at home at the hands of Manchester City. Stewards at the Stadium had to stop fans from ripping apart “the Chosen One” banner with in the stands. Clearly, despite being handpicked by the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson and predicted to be the next big manager of the club, Moyes is facing a great deal of trouble in settling down at Old Trafford.
Moyes, who defended his team from media and angry fans, believes he needs more time to settle down at Manchester United, a club that has been running under Sir Alex’s Ferguson’s style for over 26 years. Moyes insisted he would need more time to create a team and build chemistry between its players.
Manchester United have lifted the Premier League title 13 times in the past 21 seasons alone. However, the Premier League champions are currently positioned seventh on the table and are 15 points away from their local rivals Manchester City. A top-four finish seems out of question now with only a handful games remaining in the season.
The Old Trafford boss believes if he is given more time to build a team and form understanding between the players Manchester United will be back on top of the league.
“You don’t just suddenly change things around,” Moyes said. “As I said the other day, a lot of other clubs have had to change and they have had to do rebuilding jobs and look at the time it has taken them to do that or get to a level of competing. We hope it won’t take us as long as some of those clubs have taken.
“Everyone knows this is going to be a job which is going to take a little bit of time to get the way we would like it but that is the job and I recognize that.”
Instead of having a sour reaction at Manchester City’s win, Moyes admitted that the neighbors had played well and shown impressive standards in the game.