“All good things must come to an end“. For many football followers, Manchester United’s domination of the English football will come to an abrupt end when Sir Alex Ferguson step down from the management role and leave it with a big shoe to fill in. Well, that dreaded moment for the Red Devil fans had finally came when the great Scott called his time at Old Trafford at the end of last season.
So is this the end of an era?
I know that the Barclay English Premier League 2013-2014 season has just started where teams had each played one game. However, I believe Manchester United fans all over the world can look forward to another fruitful season with a sense of optimism after two convincing wins (including the Community Shield game against Wigan) in a row and the form of several key players, especially the ‘extraordinary‘ Robin Van Persie.
To date, David Moyes has been perfect in his job. The way he handled the Wayne Rooney affair and all the transfer dealings has got thumbs up from me. The pundits and media might have gone overboard with their assessment but the truth is Moyes is doing it very well.
The new boss has managed to get all the senior players like Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Nemanja Vidic behind him and reluctantly bow to Rooney’s demand for transfer. By keeping one of the club’s most talented players from the clutch of their main rival, Chelsea, Moyes has ensured that not only the squad is not weakened but their rival is also not getting stronger either.
For the record, Wayne Rooney has still two years remaining in his current contract. Plenty of time for David Moyes to sort out his head or sell him to a foreign club at the best price offered.
I know that the media and fans have been pushing Moyes to make signings for the new season but you have to trust the manager on this one. After all, Sir Alex has left him with a very strong squad to work with. He doesn’t really need to spend on too many new players and choose only top class players which can enhance the squad.
That is going to be very difficult as these types of players are very unlikely to be released by the clubs. Otherwise, Cesc Fabregas would have already become a Manchester United player by now.
On top of that, David Moyes was right when he said that he need time to assess the players at his disposal while adjusting to new life at Old Trafford. It is easy for people to forget that he has only been officially managing Manchester United for one and half month.
Tactically, David Moyes is wise to continue with the system used by Fergie. It is either 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 with the backbones of the team like Michael Carrick and Rio Ferdinand continuing to play important roles for the club. With the young guns like Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck showing much improvement while Robin Van Persie once again at his ‘devastating’ best, David Moyes will have a very strong team to challenge at all fronts.
I believe the future of the club is in safe hands and I hope David Moyes will go on achieve greatness like his fellow Scotsman. The team has got everything in it: talents, youth and a winning mentality. Above all, they have a very good manager in David Moyes. I’m sorry to all Liverpool, Chelsea or Man City fans.
It looks like the good time will continue to roll at Old Trafford. GGMU!