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United - No Cutting Edge!

As the clouds darken over Old Trafford, following our 2-0 loss to Everton, at Old Trafford, David Moyes gave an honest assessment of how he thought things went, after the match.

Moyes, who is coming under increasing pressure following the continuation of our poor season, had this to say,

'We had a lot the ball, passing, and controlled the majority of the game. But we didn't have a cutting edge and got done on the counter attack. We gave away two dreadful goals. "

'I've no arguments with the penalty. But it was terrible mistake, because David De Gea would've just picked the ball up."

'We couldn't find the telling pass, or clever play in the final third that makes the difference. I thought we did well, were the better team at 2-0 down in the first half."

'We'll do everything we can to win the remaining four games. We are under way with what we are doing to improve next season and try to give ourselves a better chance to compete at the top end of the table.'

A simple but probably brutal question, do you believe Moyes will get the opportunity to turn things around this season or is his time coming to an end?

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 20 2014

Time: 6:46PM

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At least he was big enough to admit we lacked cutting edge. Not sure how much I agree that we controlled the game. To begin with it looked like we were controlling the game but as soon as Everton upped their game we struggled to get out of our own half suggesting we only had control because they wanted us to and as such let us. Sadly the nice interlinking play between Kagawa and Mata couldn't carve open the resilient and disciplined Everton defence and any chance of it happening evaporated when Hernandez came on because it meant Rooney dropped deeper and filled Mata's role and as a result Kagawa became non-existent and Mata looked like a misfit again. The most telling difference between the two sides was Everton's team looked comitted to playing for their manager and put in a performance to reflect that; they got stuck in, hassled and harried. We on the other hand were lackadaisacal and half-arsed as we lumbered about cluelessy and resorted to spanking in crosses and playing the long ball when we couldn't get the ball to Mata or Kagawa.
Here is me hoping we dont qualify for Euroleague, apparantly there is rumor that the Glazers will deem DM to light if we dont qualify for the Euroleague.. There is just nothing at all indicating we will improve under Moyes. We all know we wont sign 4 great/Worldclass players, maybe 1 og 2 at most, that means we still have to make do with Fletch, Anderson, Cleverly and on top of that Evra, Ferdinand, Giggs and Vidic are all leaving or retirering. For fock sake, please let DM go, and go all in for Klopp og Ancelotti.
I bet there was very few United fans today, that thought we would win before the game. Are passing is so slow, and Nani and fletch are just not good enough, Carrick seem to only passing sideways, puhh we really need to do something drastic.
we wouldnt win
For me this is another game also that proves Rooney isn't a striker. It's hard anyway when the opposition is defending resiliently to find that cutting pass, it's even harder still to find that pass when your striker isn't making those runs instead dropping deep to be involved with the build-up play. For me there's no doubt about it RVP is the better player and the better striker and we're better with him up top. If Rooney wants to be involved with the build up play and drop deep then drop him deep entirely, he can't have the best of both worlds, he either spearheads attacks or is involved in the build-up interlinking play.

I now find myself semi-hoping the Van Gaal rumours are true, the appointment of him will surely see him do the same thing he did to Van Der Vaarr and drop Rooney deep for the benefit of the team, difference is Rooney is more suited to a midfield role.

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