In a season of lows and false dawns, today's game runs the risk of being both without hopefully being neither, for it is complicated to fully analyse United's 3-0 win at West Bromwich.
Did United simply make the most of West Brom's deficiencies or has the penny finally dropped and has David Moyes realised that he has to build a system around his players to maximise their strengths, rather than shuffle his personnel around desperately trying to come up with the magic equation that will fit his archaic tactics?
Reports today suggest that David Moyes has shown an interest in Real Sociedad striker Antoine Griezmann, after watching the 20-year-old make his debut for France on Wednesday night against Holland.
United have already faced Griezmann twice this season and while the Frenchman hadn't been linked with a move to Old Trafford after both Champions League clashes between United and Real Sociedad, Moyes now seems to have stepped up his interest ahead of what promises to be a huge summer for the club.
While I knew that this job would be a challenge when I took it on, the difficult season we have experienced was not something that I envisaged, which I am sure is the case as well for you supporters – and my players, staff and I am desperate to compensate for that.
Everywhere we turn people outside the club have a lot to say about Manchester United, but we have all stuck together through some tough times this season and I firmly believe that, in the long run, we will all come out at the other end, stronger for the experiences.
The four players Manchester United MUST sell this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's an old maxim in football that you build a team from the back. If the saying is true, it's one that David Moyes should take to heart when looking to rebuild his Manchester United squad. The backline of Rafael, Vidic, Ferdinand and Evra has had its days, and all must now be moved on if the new manager is to make his mark on the club.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has written to the club's season ticket holders to say that he didn't envisage the "difficult season" the champions are currently enduring. With his side languishing in seventh place in the league and trailing Olympiacos 2-0 ahead of the Champions League last-16 second leg, Moyes has acknowledged that while he [.
Manchester United has been linked with a number of players that might arrive to Old Trafford and help Moyes for the upcoming seasons but according to the former coach of the Premier League club, Sir. Alex Ferguson all that he needs is time to settle in.
Sir. Alex Ferguson recommended the club on placing David Moyes as the new coach of the squad but things aren't going on he would have desired and following the number of negative results, Moyes was recently even given an ultimatum of 12 matches for him to improve or else the club will be in search of a new club.
David Moyes has written to all season ticket-holders to thank for their support throughout his dismal inaugural campaign, while admitting that the job of managing Manchester United has been a lot more complicated than he could ever imagine and the season has exceed even his worst expectations.
With United seventh in the table and almost out of the Champions League, many feel that the United manager should be relieved of his duties at the end of the season, or else the club could run the risk of wasting a lot of money in the summer to sign players that Moyes has identified as prime targets, but who might not deliver if forced to play within United's archaic system.
Federico Macheda, Manchester United's forgotten man, has claimed that David Moyes has shown nothing of the belief Sir Alex Ferguson had for the 22-year-old striker who is now resigned to leave Old Trafford in the summer, six years on from THAT goal against Aston Villa in April 2009.
Macheda's turn and strike deep into stoppage time sunk Villa and put United on course for a record-equalling 18th title, as they managed to keep a resurgent Liverpool at arm's length thanks, in no small part, to the then teenager late goal against Aston Villa in a 3-2 win and against Sunderland the following week.
"David Moyes is a football genius" http://t.co/SgptwPcw5Q #MoyesOut #thekop pic.twitter.com/JtgdZCYm4y Emil Lundberg (@emlbg) March 6, 2014 Liverpool fans have been giving a sneak preview of a banner they've prepared ahead of their meeting with Manchester United. The old enemies face each other a week on Sunday, and with Liverpool towering above their north-west rivals [.
Wayne Rooney could be made new United captain before the end of the season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are reportedly set on naming Wayne Rooney as the new club captain, and could promote the England man to top dog even before the end of the season.
Present incumbent Nemanja Vidic yesterday agreed to a move to Serie A side Inter Milan, and with Rooney's contractual situation now as water-tight as an eel's undercarriage, the Daily Star claims that David Moyes is ready to hand over the armband to Rooney, and soon.
Ferguson covers Moyes' back in Manchester United's boardroom - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sir Alex Ferguson was recently spotted at the Oscars ceremony in America. The crueller elements of the press may have suggested that he wanted to be in the company of by winners for a change as he'd probably forgotten what that felt like.
Lallana could be the Saint to save Manchester United's midfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's not the first time someone has put these two ends of an equation toghether to make a match, but last night's England international friendly against Denmark saw Adam Lallana again underscore the talent he has and why he would be such a perfect fit for David Moyes' new Manchester United revolution.
Nemanja Vidic's departure from Manchester United was today made official as Inter Milan confirmed on their own website that they've agreed a deal to bring the Serbian defender to the San Siro from next season, ending speculations over which club Vidic will join this summer.
Vidic, whose contract with United runs out at the end of the season, had last month spoke of his desire to face a new challenge after eight seasons at Old Trafford and the 32-year-old has got his wish, as David Moyes and the club decided not to offer their captain a new deal.
Is Freiburg's Matthias Ginter perfect for Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With Nemnja Vidic already committed to decamping from Old Trafford at the end of the season, and Rio Ferdinand widely considered to be looking at his options when his contract expires at the same time, it's likely that part of Manchester United's summer spending spree will be focused on a centre back, and Freiburg's Matthias Ginter looks to be in the frame.
Bill Belichick, the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League, is a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the winningest coaches in the history of the American sport. The overriding philosophy for Belichick and his teams has been a simple one: "Do your job."
In May 2013, at a sports symposium, Belichick described the basics behind his philosophy:
"What I've always told our team, and what I thoroughly believe in, is that every member of our team – players, coaches, support staff and so forth – is a shareholder.
The recent announcement that Wayne Rooney had signed a lucrative five-year contract with Manchester United, rumoured to be worth around £300,000 per week for the Liverpudlian, indicated the club's determination, or maybe desperation, to prove that Old Trafford remains an attractive home for the most stellar names in football.
Man Utd: Mid season friendlies not the solution for lack of Champions League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The weekend saw a number of newspapers – The Mirror and The Sun amongst them – reporting that Manchester United are considering playing a series of overseas friendlies if they fail to secure European football for next season.
What They Said: Ferguson says Moyes needs time, Gerrard on title-race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson urged the fans in his farewell speech to show strong support to the new manager. The fans have done exactly that until now, albeit there is a wave of frustration hitting the spine of every Old Trafford faithful.
PSV Eindhoven's £8m-rated right-back Santiago Arias is the latest player to be linked with a summer move to Manchester United. The 22-year-old Colombia international is being targeted by David Moyes as he continues to put plans in place to rebuild in the summer, the Daily Star reports. With a price tag of less than £10m, [.
Reports on a Sunday newspaper suggest that Manchester United could be looking at appointing a Dutch duo at Old Trafford, were David Moyes to be relieved of his duties at the end of the season, which, on current form, would be a rather sensible choice, given how dismally poor United have been under the former Everton manager.
There's little breathing room left for Manchester United manager David Moyes. The fans and press have turned against him, and now seemingly there are people within the Manchester United squad who are wanting the boss to leave.
After the UEFA Champions League last 16-first leg match between Manchester United and Olympiacos, there was an outburst by the United fans.
When Manchester United appointed David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor, most supporters were fairly surprised, given that the former Everton manager hadn't won a single trophy and had never managed a side in the Champions League.
Whilst finding a manager with a CV that matched Ferguson's was impossible, the difference in quality between the two men was incredible, despite claims from some sections of the press that they were "cut from the same cloth".
No Champions League Money? No problem Man Utd have other ideas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are struggling horribly this season under new manager David Moyes. They are out of domestic cup competitions, title race and now even top four challenge seems a difficult task at the moment.
Liverpool legend: van Persie reminds me of Torres under Hodgson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool legend and now Sky Sports football pundit Jamie Carragher says that the situation of Moyes is more-or-less similar to that of Liverpool under Roy Hodgson.
After taking charge of managerial hot-seat from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, everybody expected that the journey won't be smooth for David Moyes, but frankly, very few had predicted it would be this bad.
Manchester United: Van Persie let off the hook despite criticising teammates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have decided against punishing striker Robin van Persie for his comments made in the aftermath of their poor 2-0 defeat away to Olympiakos last week, where he described the struggling champions as 'lousy'.
Gary Neville insisted that United players are more at risk of facing the chop than David Moyes after a dismal campaign reached its nadir against Olympiacos on Tuesday night, leaving United on the brink of being knocked out of the Champions League, the only competition which could rescue their shambolic season.
Amid the different reactions to Tuesday's shambolic defeat in Athens, there was a common theme to be found in the feelings United generated and have generated throughout the season for the way the result arrived more than the result itself in fact sparked an array of different emotions: from disgust to indignation, from anger to shock.
Memo to David Moyes Drop van Persie and save your job! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Having one of your key players criticising your tactical acumen after a particularly difficult defeat, and you're in trouble. Having it as common knowledge that the player in question doesn't really rate you or your management techniques and you're in big trouble.
Robin Van Persie is considering his Manchester United future, according to reports that suggest the Dutchman has been left disillusioned with life at Old Trafford after Sir Alex Ferguson's departure and was reeling after Tuesday's abysmal 2-0 defeat against Olympiacos in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.
One of the subplots to Manchester United's disappointing story has been the fractured relationship between Robin van Persie and David Moyes. Last season Fergie put his faith in RVP to lead United to the title, at the expense of his relationship with Wayne Rooney, and van Perise responded by leading the club to its 20th league title.
Following the Olympiakos defeat, Robin van Persie was accused of criticising his team mates because of comments in made in a post-match interview.
Van Persie claimed that some of his team-mates were "often playing in my zones" although his people quickly talked to the press about their surprise that his comments had been interpreted as a criticism.
Manchester United fans rightly don't want the reputation of being an unsupportive club that sacks the manager at the drop of a hat. One of the arguments that is regularly put forward for keeping hold of David Moyes is that "we don't want to become like Chelsea". Whilst I'd argue that Chelsea's policy of sacking the manager hasn't prevented them from being successful, with them winning plenty of trophies with the eight different managers they've had in the past six years, it certainly has limited their success.
Preston has come to a reverent standstill this afternoon as thousands of people have lined the streets to say their final goodbyes to North End legend Sir Tom Finney, who passed away at the age of 91 a fortnight ago.
Due to his synonymous affinity with Preston and its football club, Finney was given a civic funeral atPreston Minster earlier this afternoon, with Sir Bobby Charlton, David Moyes, Jimmy Armfield, Tommy Docherty and Sir Trevor Brooking among the many footballing faces in attendance to pay their last respects to the man they called 'The Plumber'.