'Ferguson must share blame on Moyes'

'Ferguson must share blame on Moyes'
Published: 2014 April 22 11:19:34 (11477 Views)
Manchester United manager David Moyes' humiliation at the hands of Everton, the team he left behind after 11 years last summer, appears to have spelled the end of his tenure at United.

Everton, under Roberto Martinez easily beat Man U 2-0 leaving many with a feeling that Moyes simply could not come to terms with the standards the club and their supporters demand.

United, with the advice from Ferguson had given Moyes a six-year contract but the BBC reports that the planned summer overhaul could not be entrusted to Moyes.

The BBC hints that the sacking of the 50-year-old will also be a personal embarrassment for Ferguson.

His endorsement of Moyes, a manager he saw in his own younger image and likeness, has apparently proved to be a flawed one.

United may now be regretting taking the unusual step of allowing a manager, no matter how successful, to hand-pick his successor in an organisation of such scale.



If there is blame to be apportioned, Ferguson must take his share.

Moyes looked a safe and sensible line of succession after Ferguson ended 26 years with United's 20th crown.

Everton's win left them 12 points ahead of United. It also left the reigning champions 23 points behind leaders Liverpool, officially out of Champions League contention for the first time in 18 years and struggling to even qualify for the Europa League.

There will be sympathy for Moyes. The task of succeeding Ferguson was always going to be a poisoned chalice.

It will also pain Moyes that his final game ended with the derision of Everton fans ringing his ears.

It was a desperate 90 minutes for the Scot on his old ground, hearing his fractured relationship with his former supporters being spelled out in graphic terms.

Of greater significance for Moyes and United was that Goodison Park was the place where they finally decided he was no longer up to the task of managing Manchester United.



Source - BBC

Tags: Moyes, ManU, Ferguson,
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