David Moyes and Manchester United have come under heavy criticism for falling 15 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal, but here are five ways to resolve the Old Trafford crisis.
1. Buy a midfielder in January
Michael Carrick’s importance to Manchester United has been illustrated by the fact that in his absence, the Red Devils have drawn two and lost two of their matches.
Still, David Moyes’ desire to sign a creative player in the summer transfer window was obvious – even if attempted moves for Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara and Ander Herrera were all fruitless.
Marouane Fellaini was never the answer, and a renewed attempt to sign a top quality passing midfielder in January could prove vital to reviving the Old Trafford outfit’s season.