Three days of horror endured by Moyes and co, as the manager seems to be losing the plot on his tactics and choice of line-up, which has been openly criticized by Rio Ferdinand after the defeat in midweek, and with the fans losing their faith in the manager as the team is struggling to play even after 15 games played in the EPL, and Moyes has yet to find his perfect line-up, with experiments going on week-in week-out on who to play in the starting 11.
After losing in midweek to Everton at Old Trafford, where the latter came to win after 21 years courtesy of Oviedo, it was today Newcastle’s turn to come and upset the Red Devils on home turf after 41 years, and again on the same scoreline as on Wednesday night, 0-1, courtesy this time of Cabaye on the 60th minute. Manchester United looked out of depth throughout the game, with RvP making his return after several games missed, but not looking fit at all as he partnered Chicharito in attack, while Rooney was suspended following the game versus Everton. United were not able to trouble Newcastle, with only one rare chance where Evra’s header hit the post and the rebound came off Anita’s arm while the ball looked to be heading over the goal line, but neither the referee nor his assistant saw the incident, which could have given United the lead at that time since the score was still 0-0. Eventually Moyes did send on Zaha, Anderson and Valencia to try rescue even a point, but in a vain, and this defeat virtually signs off United as a contender to this season’s title race, and should the bad performances continue, they could well be fighting in the relegation zone as the games heap up for this end of year period. Could we see Sir Alex back on the bench soon? The question is already on many lips, as the once mighty Red Devils look more like red helpers sent by Santa Claus, gifting points here and there to the opponents 😈