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Scott talks to The Telegraph about Moyes’ problems.

Scott writes for The Metro about Rooney as future captain.

Scott writes for Bleacher Report on the risky tactics Moyes could employ for Arsenal.

The Guardian reports on Roy Keane’s claim that United have cut corners in the transfer market.

The Independent wonders how long Moyes will have the support of United fans.


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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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269 Comments

  1. keanoisdaman says:

    Don’t worry nobred I will be in London supporting my team tomorrow night win lose or draw….so you can get back to your trolling.

  2. NBI Red 21 says:

    And also I have no doubt that SAF would probably prefer a British manager, many fans would if one good enough was available. The point being made is standards shoudl not have been dropped to appoint a British manager and they were dropped for Moyes. United had higher recruitment standards before, look at SAF’s qualifications. You cannot deny the fact Moyes is British got him the job, either that or his relationship with SAF or both. His performance at Everton was not enough on its own.

  3. ziggy says:

    @NBI Red21,

    Exactly,we enjoyed SAF for too many years and we thought that we could repeat the experience with a new guy like Moyes,the problem is,the football changed big time and forever and now you need the best of the best if you want to survive in from of teams like Dortmund,Real madrid,Barcelona or Bayern.

    Even here,you can see City wasting money like a rich kid in Yale or Abramovich hiring Mourinho again even e having promised that this never would happen again.

    Moyes had his chance,it is time to look elsewhere and get the best available manager around.

  4. NBI Red 21 says:

    @ keanois – make sure you pack your bus pass and mid your p’s and q’s.

  5. Tommy says:

    @NBI

    A naionality is a race, I even give you the definition, i will give you it again, The Race Relations Act 1965 was the first legislation in the United Kingdom to address racial discrimination.The Act outlawed discrimination on the “grounds of colour, race, or ethnic or national origins, Do you get that national origins,

  6. Trafford_Lord says:

    @ Keanoisdaman

    My posts are not stupid, and they definitely don’t make me, or anyone else for that matter a moron. But if it makes you feel intellectually superior to think and say that….then so be it.

    I have always had a soft spot for some charity.

  7. ziggy says:

    Good night to everyone (even to the swearing toddler),at the end of the day,even if we disagree,as United fans we want the best,hopefully better days are yet to come.

  8. Trafford_Lord says:

    Night to you mate @Ziggy

  9. NBI Red 21 says:

    @ ziggy – spot on. Unfortunately as you have noticed from United blogs, we retain a thuggish element amongst our fans who lack the ability to behave and articulate differences in the way American sports fans do. This may be as the press recently reported 2% of British DNA is neanderthal in origin. I think we know who the 2% are.

    But you are right its a faster more aggresive, more competitive world on every level, United can’t sit still it has to adapt to stay competitive and that means waking up and appreciating SAF is gone and he was one of and the priority is to hire a manager and coaching staff that can remedy this situation before it becomes critical. 3 bad seasons is 2 years out of the CL and loss of £30-50mn a year plus the advertising bonuses linked to United being in the CL. People forget that our sponsors are likely to have clauses that they pay United less if we are not in the CL.

  10. wayne barker says:

    Tell you another thing, NBI gave Tommy the bollocks about being 6′ 3” and ripped,gave me the same bollocks and told me he was going to pay me a visit because he traveled to Calgary and Vancouver so i left my phone number and told him i’d book out a gym.Guess what the only phone call i got was from a woman claiming to be NBI.Now apparently NBI is back in England,when DreadedRed showed NBI to be a liar and multiple user she was living in New York as a stockbroker,then when she was going to come after me a businessman travelling to Canada.Now living in London couldn’t make up how pathetic she is

  11. Gary Mitrovic says:

    Tommy, you’re making stuff up now though pal. Mourinho was never sacked. He was in charge at Benfica for 9 games and then left. In his second managerial job he coached that side to their highest ever league position at the end of his first season and was the head hunter Porto and the rest is history. He was never sacked pal. That’s just a fact.

  12. NBI Red 21 says:

    Night ziggy.

    @ Tommy – I can’t really be bothered to argue the point but the Race Relations Act refers to abuse and discrimination in a different context and is a criminal statute with a high threshold for conviction. Being patriotic or preferring England to Spain or supporting England at football if you are English or only letting English players play for England would all fall under the definition of racism by your convoluted analysis. If any act applies – and none does- it would be European legislation on equal treatment for all European national in terms of jobs in the EU. So no the Race Relations Act would not apply. United is a private company and the preference of the owner for their criteria for a manger is a matter for them and not within the scope of the Act.

  13. Tommy says:

    @Gary

    My apologise mate, He was at 2 ckubs before Porto but not sacked my mistake. If he was at United we might as well shut our youth team down, wrong man for this job.

    @NBI

    But saying SAF picked Moyes purely for his nationality is bordering on making a racial slur!

  14. wayne barker says:

    notice how she never denies what i’m saying because it’s all recorded in ROM’s history

  15. Gary Mitrovic says:

    Tommy, that’s fair enough if you never wanted him. I can understand why some people don’t like him. He’s a manager who divides opinion greatly and that’s because he’s character. I personally never liked him at first but changed my opinion over time even when he was at Chelsea. Yes that is something that’s been labelled at him regarding young policy and people feel he neglects that side of the game. He doesn’t have a history of bringing through any youth players but then again he’s probably not been anywhere long enough to really judge it. I’ve said it before though, I still don’t understand for the life of me how Moyes never brought Barkley with him when he got the job. A very exciting and dynamic young player in the exact position we’re crying out for players. His price will be sky high now though. Big missed opportunity. We could have built a team around Barkley and Adnan.

  16. Tommy says:

    @Gary

    I actually dont mind the man, I think hes a pretty funny guy in his press conferences, I just dont think hes right for United

  17. NBI Red 21 says:

    @ Tommy – I can see what you are trying to argue but you are taking the definition further than it was intended and outside of the case law. I think picking Moyes because he is British is just a statement of the obvious. He was not the best qualified candidate. His youth development is OK similar to other midtable Clubs, look at Southampton. There is no law against hiring Moyes because he’s British and United is a private company it does not have to advertise or tender positions it can pick who it wants on any criteria it wants. Anyone who argued that hiring Moyes was racist would be laughed out of court and I am sure the Club would never admit that was the reason. Moyes is obviously not the best candidate available. In terms of record and youth development there are far better candidates. So the question is why him? All things being equal.

  18. NBI Red 21 says:

    @ Gary – spot on. Fellani over Barkley in MF….Moyes obviously could not see the potential.

  19. keanoisdaman says:

    @gary lets just presume for one second that moyes isn’t a complete idiot after all he did a good job at everton for 11 years….so he`s seen barkley grow up and knows how good he is…..do you not think he talked to kenwright about everton players when he was leaving? And do you not think he mentioned their best prospect?? what do you think kenwright would have said?? “Take him David,you have my blessing son” Get real,just cos were man utd it doesn’t just mean we can go and cherry pick the best players from all the other teams!! How arrogant is that??

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