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Moyes Heading for FA Charge

Did the manner in which we tumbled to our third defeat on the bounce, last night, riled David Moyes?

In his post-match interview, with the media, Moyes has quite possibly left himself open to an FA charge after appearing to question the officials decision making by remarking,

"I feel we are having to play the opposition and the officials. They gave a free kick on the first goal that I couldn`t believe."

"Maybe I`ve got to understand that`s what happens at United - they are certainly not giving us much at the moment."

"We need a couple of fair decisions. We have a penalty given against us tonight for that? My goodness, give me strength."

It may well be true what Moyes has insinuated but sometimes it is better to just keep quiet is it not!

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 8 2014

Time: 1:06PM

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whilst I can't claim I aint enamoured of your plight, which is nothing short of pitiable, I gotta agree with you @Red; sometimes it's best to just STFU! "Maybe I've got to understand that's what happens at United - they're certainly not giving us much at the moment." Hmmm, weighty. Giving what? Penalties? The "Fergie time" that was, indeed, given?! Eh, just what?? Anyway, whatever you make of that quote is as good as mine.
HGH Magic
The old tactics are the best blame the ref to protect the team publicly. Tear them a new one in the privacy of the dressing room. Is there any manager ever who didn't/doesn't do this. The ref wasn't great but in all honesty we were 5hit the teams confidence is shot we have no creativity apart from Januzaj, no midfield and no teeth in the final third.
The job and the challenge Moyes is facing is hard enough, if he loses the dressing room and the players stop (as if some of them ever actually started) playing for him it's over and he just as well quit now. So, obviously he can't come out to the media and give the players the public pasting some of them deserve for continually under performing week in, week out. All the same though he's making himself look like an idiot and even more of a laughingstock than he already is with the comments about the refs. Losing the dressing room would spell doom for him but then not being there on the bench to manage the team isn't much better.
It seems the preferential treatment is over now. You dive, you get yellow carded; you rant at the refs, you'll face the consequences. Now, to more neutral stuff. Do you think this ManU resembles at all the Liverpool of 90? I'm not gonna make any predictions, though I want us to win the league, and I think we've got a decent chance specially if we buy in Jan. Considering that Arsenal, Man C, Chelsea,Liverpool, Everton, and the Spuds are all ahead of you, I'd say the chances of Top4 are slim. What do you think the consequences of missing out on CL could be? Do you think it'll be a one-off or could it have a snow-ball, long term effect? And, btw, welcome to getting to know the REAL Judas. The one who essentially got paid to spend all his time on the treatment table. It's simply a case of regression to the mean I guess.
Blimey, Judas who?? Abou Diaby?!
HGH Magic
Diaby? FACE-PALM. Diaby has never had ANY healthy season. I don't think I need to spell out the name
I take it by Judas your referring to Rvp? If that is the case his current injury problems are probably not due to his supposed injury proneness. The likely reason is Moyes's intensive/archaic training methods which have claimed quite a few victims this season. Most of our injury problems stem from training we've have very few from actual games
I wouldn't say the chances of anything other than the title are slim quite yet gunnerfan, there's still 18 games to go and plenty to play for and, undoubtedly, plenty more twists and turns in the road ahead. Top four is still a very real possibility, Moyes has just got to sort his and the teams act out sooner rather than later.

The consequences on if we do miss out on the Champions League? Hopefully a Summer whereby Gundogan, Reus, Koke, Shaw and Zouma all sign for us whilst Cleverley, Anderson, Nani and Young head out the exit door. Though to be honest I hope that proves to be the case even if we do make the top four and can only imagine it will be. Either way, there's a squad overhaul on the horizon. The Glazers are shrewd businessmen, they know they can make more money with us than they ever could by asset-stripping, Hicks and Gillett style, or selling the club and if that means a short-term loss (or spending a bit of the pocketed profit over the last few years) then so be it.

Whether in the event we do miss out on the champions league it will be a one-off or snowball effect is anyone's guess really. So many variables will play into it; whether Moyes is the right man for the job after the initial season settling in period, whether the club strengthens and, if it does, whether the players that come in are the right choices and adapt and adjust. If we strengthen with proven class then I imagine it will only be a one-off. Else, it could be a snowball effect as being out of the Champions League for one season is recoverable but two makes getting back in very hard work.

My answer as to whether we're akin to Liverpool in the 90's can't really be answered yet, as a large part of liverpools downfall was due to poor signings, we're yet to see if we'll suffer the same fate. The early signs (recent Summer just passed) suggest Moyes is targeting the right sorts of players; Fabregas, Baines and Bale are all players of United quality, it's just they were completely unreasonable and unrealistic targets. Fellaini may not have had the best start but with everything considered on paper at least he was a solution to many of our problems. He scored more goals than our entire midfield, made more tackles than our entire midfield whilst possessing the strength and heights we're devoid of in midfield and he was proven in the premier league, everything pointed towards him being a good signing. Alas, though it's too early to give up on him entirely yet, thus far he hasn't reached the heights expected of him. All the same if you believe the rumors about the players Moyes is targeting; Shaw, Reus, Koke, Gundogan, Mangala, Draxler, Bakkalli, etc then it's somewhat reassuring that we might not be making the mistake Liverpool made and signing mediocrity (nothing guaranteed though, just rumors).

As for RVP again I think it's too early to come to any foregone conclusions. His injury, as motor pointed out, is more to do with Moyes training routines than game time. If managed properly like Ferguson did and Wenger did towards the end, he has proven he can remain injury free but Moyes is a bit naive on how to properly prepare a team for a 50-60 game season as opposed to the 40-50-ish he was accustomed to at Everton. Personally I can't wait for RVP's return, I maintain he's the best player we've had since Ronaldo and the best striker we've had since Cantona. Hopefully with RVP, Rooney and Carrick back and all on the field at once combined with Januzaj we might not be so easy to play against and start getting back to winning ways.

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