Lack of self belief was Moyes’ undoing at Man United

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A case of square pegs in round holes at Man United?

Date: 23rd April 2014 at 6:48pm
Written by Cal Byrne

For years, it felt like Manchester United were a club bolted together by the sheer determination of one man. Like a poor DIY job, nothing quite fitted as it should. Everything felt slightly awkward, slightly forced. Chris Smalling just wasn’t a right-back. Wayne Rooney just wasn’t a right-winger. But Manchester United were a winning football club. And even if Ferguson took liberties with the vagueness of positions in the post ‘4-4-2’ years, it still somehow always worked out for the Scot. Rooney and Tevez were early victims of Ferguson’s botched tactical DIY. ‘4-3-3’ had come back into vogue via Mourinho’s Porto, and the United manager wasn’t going to be accused of being behind the times. With Ronaldo clearly on another level to his teammates, Tevez and Rooney often found themselves bolted onto the wings of an attacking three, both paying the price for their willingness to put a ‘shift’ in. ... Read More


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