It was almost inevitable that David Moyes would struggle to hit the ground running after taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.
But not many people will have predicted the disastrous start he’s had in the Old Trafford hot seat, with a Champions League spot edging further out of reach and the Theatre of Dreams becoming more of a weekly circus.
But should he be given more time to stamp his own authority on United, or is it already time to put the Scot out of his misery? Here’s what Twitter thinks…
There has to be another way to fix this situation apart from sacking Moyes… Got to be. #MUFC
— Mata! (@ShadeMUFC) February 10, 2014
david moyes says it’s as bad as it can get, got £10 on United owning Arsenal on Wednesday. In Moyes we trust. 1-4.
— Johnny Shoeshine (@Gazingup) February 10, 2014
The seasons gone now so i’d rather see Moyes try something different. Play Mata and Rooney both down the middle instead of out wide.
— Matt (@United99_) February 10, 2014
Getting harder and harder to defend Moyes. But won’t agree with the fire him brigade. Let the man see out a full season at the very least
— Colin Udoh (@ColinUdoh) February 9, 2014
If you have 31 shots, + about 75% of possession, how can you blame the manager for not scoring?? #MoyesIn
— Sean Gill (@LaShawnGill) February 10, 2014
— Andy Herbert (@andyherbs) February 10, 2014
It’s time to put Moyes out of his misery #MoyesOut
— Josh (@JoshuaRodrigues) February 10, 2014
David Moyes is an utter joke and out of his depth at OT.
— raghu (@raghugadam) February 10, 2014
If I was on the board I would sack Moyes right now, bring Fergie back till end of the season, then go all out for Klopp in the summer. #MUFC
— Shohidur Rahman (@Sho_Rahman) February 10, 2014
And finally I also believe Moyes should be out. I’ve tried so hard to be patient with him but can’t take this no more #MoyesOut
— Kiplangat Ole Sankei (@Collinsfabien) February 10, 2014
No one said it would be easy but, when you’ve got a large percentage of fans who have grown up supporting a United side that was winning games almost every week and trophies almost every other season, the role as manager at Old Trafford is something of a poisoned chalice.
If Moyes wins a game he’ll be slammed for not winning it the Manchester United way. If he loses he’ll be slammed for not playing the Manchester United way.
There’s a split opinion on Twitter, although the majority of people calling for Moyes to be given time are Liverpool and City fans, which isn’t that surprising.
Remember, Fergie’s start as United boss was worse than Moyes’. Just let that sink in for a bit.