The fans blame the legendary boss for Moyes’ appointment.
Manchester United have greatly struggled since David Moyes took over as manager and it’s emerged that the fans blame his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson for this.
A poll conducted by Red Devils fanzine Red Issue – as reported by the Mirror – has found that more than twice as many supporters blame Ferguson for Moyes’ struggles as the man himself.
This is because when the 72-year-old stepped down from his position at Old Trafford after 26-and-a-half years in charge at the end of last season, the boss had a huge influence on who his successor would be.
As a fellow Glaswegian who also holds a loyalty to a single club – after spending 11 years at Everton – Moyes was handpicked by Fergie and the Premier League champions followed his decision.
It’s now emerged that because of this a whopping 40.75% of the fans asked blame the most successful manager in British history as the reason for their current plight, whilst only 17.45% pin things on the 50-year-old.
A further 32.55% think it is the owners’ fault, 4.25% blame the players and 3.77% have singled out new chief executive Ed Woodward.
It seems strange that the supporters would turn on Ferguson in this way, but after a 0-3 home defeat to Liverpool on Saturday things are looking very desperate.
Moyes is unlikely to win any silverware this season after being knocked out of both domestic cups and having a 2-0 deficit to overturn in the last-16 of the Champions League – a competition they are unlikely to reach next term for the first time since 1995.
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