Moyes Couldn't be Trusted with Manchester United Rebuild

As you may have read over the past couple of days, Manchester United have sacked David Moyes after being in the job for only 10 months. Some have said that this decision wasn’t made with any real dignity or class, features that embody United. Others are glad to see the back of the man who has made sure Manchester United will finish with their lowest points tally and no Champions League football for the first time in years.

Over the summer, if the reports are to be believed, Manchester United will be going on a massive spending spree. This will be needed to shape and mould the next generation of players who are entrusted with keeping the United legacy going. News outlets verdict on the size of the transfer kitty available to the next manager have ranged between £100 – £200 Million. The Glazer family will not want this money to go to waste.

That’s why Moyes being fired will be in the best interest of the club as I don’t think Moyes could be trusted with the massive task of rebuilding an aging squad. Spending the money wisely isn’t the only task for the new manager; he must instill a philosophy into his players that gets them playing better football. Looking at the jobs Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez have done shows what can be done when you have a vision of where you want your club to be and how you want to get there. It didn’t seem apparent to me where he wanted to take United.

Looking at his previous (and only two) signings, they haven’t exactly made an impact for the prices that were paid. Fellaini cost Moyes £27 million in a deal that was completed in the dying embers of transfer deadline day and gave an impression of hast and panic. Juan Mata was the clubs record signing for £37 million and while there is no doubt he is a quality player he appear to be deal to please the fans who were starting to get frustrated with Moyes. Moyes’ signings for United have come across to me as a means to an end. It seems as if he is hoping that because the player has a reputation or worked well at another club that it will work at United. This simply isn’t the case.

A good manager won’t need to fork out £20 Million plus on every player he buys to get quality. Just look at the loan signing of Gareth Barry for Everton, he might not be on of the best rated players in the Premier League but he has adapted to Martinez’s style and mantra and has thrived. This isn’t to say that the new manager shouldn’t spend big but the manager should make sure that the player fits into the style of player you intend to employ at the club.

Manchester United have never been on spending sprees of this magnitude in the past under the Glazers and there probably won’t be another one round the corner. For me Moyes wasn’t the right man to lead a United rebuild into a new era without Sir Alex Ferguson. There is no doubt he is a top manager but it was an impossible task to follow the great who was at the helm for 26 years.

 

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