Today was always going to be about David Moyes and to be honest; I am starting to feel a bit sorry for him now.

The task to continue United’s success after Sir Alex was always going to be tough but nobody thought it would be this hard.

Team selection is often scrutinised but it has been even more so at Old Trafford this season and to be honest, I can see why.

Chopping and changing your side is a dangerous ploy, even more so when you clearly don’t have the strength in depth to do so like Moyes.

Players at the top of their game should be able to play three games in a week, so I’m not buying the resting of key players. Here is why Moyes needs to find his best team and stick to it.

Defensive partnerships

Captain Nemanja Vidic is leaving at the end of the season, at the first glance of things getting tough.

Rio Ferdinand can only play once a week at most so the pressure is on the likes of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling to step up now.

Michael Carrick played at centre half last week at West Ham and United didn’t have a defender on the bench today.

 

Trusting the future stars

It has been all too easy for David Moyes to give the nod to Ashley Young, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra this season when to be honest – he shouldn’t have.

One of Sir Alex’s many fantastic attributes was his ability to blend youth and experience for crucial games and he wasn’t afraid to throw them in.

Adnan Januzaj has been excellent when he has played this season but Moyes seems to ignore the youngster – as well as refusing to even give Wilfried Zaha and Michael Keane a chance.

 

Stick to a midfield shape

With the addition of Juan Mata in January, David Moyes is now, understandably, doing all he can to fit the Spaniard into his side.

However, sacrificing his entire shape to fit Mata, Wayne Rooney and van Persie in has simply not worked and so he needs to find the partnership and soon.

Sticking to a system and tactic will only help the players find their own consistency and surely Moyes has to take that on board.

 

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