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Moyes: United look comfortable at this level…

David Moyes has often been criticised this season for having the wrong mentality to be the Manchester United manager. Maybe it was when, ahead of Newcastle’s trip to Old Trafford, he vowed we would make it as difficult for them as we possibly could, that did it. Or maybe it was, after getting thrashed by City, his assertion that we were striving to be as good as them. Or possibly when, ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Old Trafford, he labelled them favourites.

Yes, there have been far too many occasions this season when Moyes has spoken like he’s the manager of Everton and not the manager of one of the biggest clubs in the world.

Ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich, Moyes has taken to the programme notes to expose his small club mentality.

“We have certainly displayed some of our best football this season in the Champions Leagues. With the exception of the away tie at Olympiakos, I have been really pleased with much of what we have done. The players have played well and lookedcomfortable at this level, and on many occasions the way the games have been played has suited our players.”

A lot of our players played in three Champions League finals in four years. Comfortable at this level? Of course they are. They’ve been there, done it and won the cup. According to Sporting Intelligence, United have won more prize money than any other club in this competition since 2007-2008, based on how well they’ve done.

You’re not managing Everton anymore, Dave!

About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Mav says:

    I mean, I dont really see the small time mentality in this instance to be honest.

  2. Fletch™ says:

    Hour and 20 till kick off and we are bashing the Manager?! Give me a flippin break.

    Don’t have a single fit fullback? HA, We’re ManUtd! We’ll play who we want!
    Imagine Old Trafford will be bouncing!
    No room for negativity! Up the reds!

  3. George Best says:

    Scott, you’re starting to sound like an old tired/angry/unhappy/frustrated old man! Come on; “we’ve” been dominating for 21 years – we’re having a crap year, it was bound to happen. GOD (Sir Alex) told us to stand by the new manager – and so we shall. “Onwards and upwards.” We’re talking Manchester United (not Blackburn etc.). GGMU!

  4. Fletch™ says:

    Doing alright in CL though!

    David Moyes Home Champions League (Played 4, Won 4)

    Record: WWWW
    Clean Sheets: 3
    Goals 9 to 2

    Expect to get battered, but who knows. Negative energy never won anything. You lads are acting like a lot of spoiled twits!

  5. Fletch™ says:

    Present company excepted! Well done Mav and George!

  6. AntiScouser says:

    No fullbacks? He’s thinking: “Great, one more possible excuse!”

  7. Fletch™ says:

    Over the moon Alex made the squad!

    Manchester United Starting XI:
    De Gea; Jones Ferdinand Vidic Büttner; Valencia Carrick Fellaini Giggs; Rooney Welbeck

    Come on United!

  8. Fletch™ says:


    Lindegaard, Hernandez Nani Young Fletcher Januzaj Kagawa Confirmed

  9. AntiScouser says:

    Carrick, Fellaini, Giggs, Valencia – it’s like Barcelona 2011 all over again. Park was less rash than Fellaini, but the outcome should be the same.

  10. mmmansuy says:

    Small time mentality is berating your manager every chance you get as he does his best to salvage a very tough season against terribly difficult opponents. He will grow!

  11. SpoonyPizzas says:

    I’ve come to realise (didn’t take very long) that the majority of so-called “fans”, including Scott, aren’t actually fans.

    I sometimes wonder if most are Liverpool fans in disguise….

    Do a favour all of those hating on Moyes and not just Moyes but those who wanted Fergie out whenever he lost one game…. Google the definition of SUPPORTER.

    You might actually discover what being a fan is all about. Glory supporters tsk tsk.

  12. scoreboard paddock says:

    Oh deary me … It’s not about glory it’s about style and passion – most United fans would know that .
    The Google definition of ‘supporter’ doesn’t say anything about ”burying your head in the sand” which is what you all sound like .Scott says what lots of people in my section of the ground and in Manchester who support United are saying .And this latest Moyes comment is yet another silly thing thing for him to say of our team for obvious reasons . As for the real George Best , he must be turning in his grave at the way we’ve had our history re-written under this management team.


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