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by nevash nair
Man United David Moyes remonstrating with the fourth official during his team's match against Aston Villa last week. - AFP
ALBERT Einstein once said insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.
Frankly, I think David Moyes has lost it because a sane man would not have played Marouane Fellaini against Bayern Munich after that awful first 45 minutes.
The 1.94m tall central midfielder was lost, slow and out of position throughout the entire game and Moyes’ persistence in playing him only means one thing: Moyes must be crazy.
To make matters worse, the manager started a former Bundesliga ace on the bench and brought him on to replace Ryan Giggs (who did not have a good game either) and played him out of position.
Despite all that, Shinji Kagawa’s introduction allowed United to score the opening goal against the German champions.
Manchester United hit an all-time low this season by earning fewer points this season than in any previous Premier League campaign. The Red Devils are also guaranteed to finish with a lower total than in any of Alex Ferguson’s 21 campaigns.
For a long time, I stood by Moyes and I believed that he was the man to take United to the next level or at least continue Ferguson’s legacy. I was wrong.
The first 10 games, it was “he needed time to settle as this is unfamiliar territory for him”. The next 10 was a bunch of sorry excuses and now after 30 games, he is making the same tactical errors and playing the same players who are not up to par.
This is what I meant by Moyes being insane. He is playing the same style of football over and over again while expecting different results.
Moyes is nothing more than a mid-team manager who could punch above his weight occasionally during his time at Everton.
Put him alongside other heavyweights and big hitters and he goes to sleep almost immediately. They outplay him every time and the poor Scotsman looks lost.
The season is over for United even if Moyes wins the Champions League. The directors should replace him in May.
Any other manager in a big club (except Arsenal) would have been sacked by now.
Despite boasting the best away record in the Premier League, with 30 points from a possible 48, all United fans will be wary of this weekend’s match-up at Newcastle.
Newcastle have won two of the last four meetings with United but have failed to score in 10 of their last 14 league games.
On paper, this looks like a straightforward United win but with Moyes in charge who knows what the result would be.
Despite falling short on the back with injuries to Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Rafael, United are too strong for the Magpies.
Nevash hopes that United will hire Jupp Heynckes for next season’s campaign.
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