Record 4 losses at Fortress Old Trafford, and David Moyes’s players might need to look away now. 11 points adrift of leaders Manchester United in the Premier League, the title is slipping away.
Record 4 losses at Fortress Old Trafford, and David Moyes’s players might need to look away now. 11 points adrift of leaders Manchester United in the Premier League, the title is slipping away. The best Red Devils can fight for is the FA Cup (this weekend) or the Champions League. Injuries, poor form and minimal signings have caused Manchester United to poor start this season.
Defender Jonny Evans rightly put it after the Spurs defeat by saying, “It is hard to explain. They (Tottenham) caught us on the break a little bit for the two goals so maybe we need to be a bit more patient. Away from home, you tend to be more defensive in your set-up. Maybe at home we are leaving ourselves a bit too open. We want to entertain our fans and score goals but maybe that is to our detriment a little bit.”
Furthermore, their downward spiral seems to have affected the players too with the news coming that talisman Wayne Rooney has stalled his contract talks. A report in English daily, Daily Mail, states that Rooney wants to see where United finish and what new signings they have lined up after a frustrating transfer window last summer.
Rooney will enter the final 12 months of his contract at Old Trafford and so far his representatives have ignored the discussions to accept United’s invitation to step up negotiations over a new one. It was believed that Wayne Rooney wanted to leave at the end of last season (Fergie admitting it) and also sought the transfer of former Real Madrid and now at Arsenal, Mesut Ozil.
As the clock ticks by, David Moyes’s first big test as Manchester United boss faces it’s biggest test ever – will he or won’t he? It remains to be seen if the Old Trafford faithful will sing ‘sign da’ ting’ at the end of this season.